Hip Hop Dance Club: Self Expression, Confidence and Teamwork

Posted on February 3, 2016 in after school clubs, Enrichment Classes, Healthy Kids, PE.

This year we have had so many fun after school clubs.  Today, I am writing about our latest fun and instructive club offering which is on Hip Hop Dance. My background and degree in Dance Performance and in Physical Education and a love for teaching children the joy of physical activity and health made this club a perfect fit for all of us.  […]

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Finding Poetry

Posted on January 23, 2016 in after school clubs, Enrichment Classes, Third Grade, Writing.

I discovered poetry in the fourth grade when a student teacher, fresh from college, bravely undertook the task of leading nine year olds through the poems that are always included in the anthologies of best loved poems. At that time, it was hard to imagine anyone loving them. I don’t remember the teacher’s name, but, she […]

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BCA’s Physical Education Program

Posted on January 15, 2016 in Character, PE.

1 Corinthians 6:19 – Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God. You do not belong to yourself for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.   At Bannockburn, PE class is a time for fun and […]

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Science in Pre-K

Posted on December 13, 2015 in Pre-Kindergarten, STEM.

In the classroom, students participate in a weekly science or STEM activity. Pre-K students bring so much curiosity and wonder to the classroom setting.  All a teacher needs is capitalize on these characteristics to make science learning come alive every day.  This time of the week is our absolute favorite. A couple of weeks ago we went on […]

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Reading Buddies

Posted on in Character, Fifth Grade, Pre-Kindergarten, Uncategorized.

Anyone who has known me for more than about five minutes knows I love to read.  In fact, I have been known to sit in the same chair virtually all day reading a good book (especially if my husband is traveling).  I keep at least one book with me at all times.  You never know […]

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Fear and Faith

Posted on November 30, 2015 in Bible, Character, Fifth Grade.

I was blessed to be born into a generational Christian family going back to my great-grandmother, Nettie Jewel Culpepper. Each generation of parents that followed new the importance of raising their family to know God’s ways and come to a personal relationship with Him. I accepted Christ when I was six knowing the decision I […]

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We Are Authors

Posted on November 22, 2015 in Kindergarten, Reading, Writing.

For the last two weeks we have been working very hard at writing books on what we know about. We culminated the process by having a “We Are Authors Day”.   Each child’s parents were invited to come and listen to their child read their book. My students were so very proud of their hard work […]

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Discovering Hidden Textures

Posted on November 15, 2015 in Art, Enrichment Classes.

“The true worth of a man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others.” – Albert Schweitzer In the art world texture refers to the tactile qualities of a surface, actual, or to the visual representation of such surface qualities, implied. Currently in art […]

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Pieces of the BCA Puzzle

Posted on November 10, 2015 in Bible, Character.

The school office is a very busy place. It is where families have their first interaction with BCA. It is where students come if they need help or feel bad. Teachers come to get information or supplies. Parents come by to get answers to questions or to just visit. Jackets and water bottles come here […]

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Building Scholar-Musicians

Posted on November 2, 2015 in Music.

Many of you graciously support and attend the Academy’s Christmas and Spring musical performances, but what else do our scholar-musicians do during the year? We learn through the dimensions of the Kodály methodology! This past summer, I proudly completed a three-year journey to earn my Kodály Certification. The Austin ISD partners with Texas State to […]

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