Today the students at Stowers learned about pollination! They learned all about the importance of bees within our environment! After the lesson, each of the students got to decorate a photo of a bee to be displayed at the school!
To celebrate Halloween the students at Stowers Elementary designed a Halloween themed door mural! The mural read “Happy Halloween from BSAC!” and students got to incorporate spooky bats and pumpkins they created!
By using tin foil and clay the students at Stowers Elementary and their friends were able to practice mimicking Giacometti's minimalist style. Students designed then created their own 3-dimensional models of themselves. To achieve the minimalist style the students based their designs off stick figures they drew before they began.
Students at Stowers Elementary practiced their basketball skills during outdoor time today. The students practiced shooting the ball into the hoop from different spots on the court as well as dribbling!
The BASE students at Stowers Elementary learned about artist Henry Matisse today. After the lesson students skillfully placed fruit roll-ups and frosting on cookies to create edible art inspired by Matisse. Students enjoyed making their cookies but eating them was even more fun!
Join us for a Spooktacular evening of fun! This parent's night out event will include pizza, swimming, costumes, and activities for ages 5-14. To sign up, please register through Amilia or call member services at (813)689-0908. ACTIVITIES: Costume Contest Pool Time Bobbing for Apples (with chopsticks) Mummy Wrap – A team race of mummies & toilet paper. Face Painting Mystery Box – Guess what spooky items are hidden inside. Human Knot- Which team will unravel the fastest? Halloween Dance Party Dinner includes 2 slices of pizza, a Capri Sun, and a cookie to decorate. For pick up, text ahead to (813) 553-7100 as the lobby will be closed. Register for BSAC’s Spooktacular through Amilia. Please include any medical conditions or allergies on the wavier at sign up. Pack a bathing suit and towel. To volunteer, email us at: MemberServices@mybsac.org.
Today, to begin the activity and gain a better understanding of what they were instructed to create the students learned a great deal about Pablo Picasso and his establishment of Cubism art. Cubism art was explained as a new way to see different objects. The students then used clay to model their own cubism self-portrait. After they finished each of the students proudly showed off their own masterpieces and got to take them home. This activity allowed the students to create a piece of art while also expanding their mind by creatively helping their friends make their own portraits as well.
Before crafting their very own colorful works of art with their friends the students learned about the famous art movement called impressionism which was prevalent in the 19th century. This included learning interesting facts about Claude Monet, the man who coined the impressionist term. The students focused on Monet's most famous and easily recognizable painting series titled Water Lilies. Then with the help of their friends, the children glued pink, green, purple and multiple blue shades of tissue paper onto watercolor paper to create their own impressionist art piece. The students had fun with their friends learning about Monet and his ability to express himself through art just like they were doing.
This fall, BSAC will debut a behind the scenes project that has been many years in the making. Children and families at our main campus will soon be able to enjoy a brand new playground, complete with a shade structure. The playground will be located to the left of the basketball courts and will be visible from the parking lot. It will have two slides, monkey bars, ladders, and other fun climbing apparatuses. Soft green turf will cover the ground and make a pathway to the gated area entrance. While structured activities and organized games are essential for growth and development, we also understand the importance of free play. Children need the opportunity to socialize with friends, exercise, and spend time outdoors. We look forward to the installation of our brand new playground, and will keep our families updated with news and announcements!
The BSAC After-School Experience (BASE), is bringing back its most popular after-school clubs in addition to exciting new options! After a long day, students can look forward to spending time with their friends while developing personal interests and hobbies in Culinary, Arts & Crafts, Robotics, LEGO’S (intro to Robotics), Community Service, Gardening, Odyssey of the Mind, and Trade. Students have the opportunity to register for two clubs in the fall, and two clubs in spring. “As a local Non-Profit, BSAC is excited to serve our community by providing exceptional after school experiences for children,” said Brandi, Director of BASE. “Our curriculum-based programming offers homework time, computer lab time, organized outdoor games, and enriching clubs. All of our activities are focused on immersing your child in leadership experiences, community connections, the importance of service, and understanding how they can impact the lives of those around them.” In an effort to drive the BSAC mission of impacting lives daily, students will explore educational topics they are passionate about while building life skills that will carry on well into middle and high school. The highly anticipated new curriculum has also brought in community business partners, which connects students not only to our community but to current leaders in the Brandon area as well. Students will have the unique opportunity to engage with professionals across a wide range of industries through field trips and guest speakers, interacting with chefs, dental hygienists, law enforcement, nutritionists, and more! BASE continues to raise the standard for after-school programming by tying activity curriculum to the Sunshine State Standards. Educational enrichment has never been more fun, innovative, or engaging! In the 2019-2020 school year, BASE will be available at BSAC in addition to the following six Hillsborough County Elementary Schools: Brooker, Fishhawk Creek, Bevis, Stowers, Lithia Springs, and Kingswood. BSAC also picks up students from various elementary schools in the Brandon area for programming at its 12.5-acre main campus, which has two swimming pools, diving boards, a media center, gym, and art room. For more information, visit: https://www.mybsac.org/afterschool/.