Brilliant Brains Bulletin- 1st

August & September

Mrs. Rhodes

Current Studies and Explorations

Our first grade gifted students are exploring the field of engineering! Beginning this week, students will learn more about the engineering design process through many fun and engaging design challenges. We will discover various fields within engineering and the applications that they have to our own lives. Students will later design their own engineering projects centered on solving a problem they would like to tackle.

a message from Mrs. Rhodes

I'm so excited to be a part of your child's education experience this year. The year is off to a great start! This week you should receive a note home about students' digital portfolios. These portfolios will be our place for collecting artifacts of what we do in class and a great way for you to easily view what your child is up to throughout the year. Please complete and return the digital portfolio permission form as soon as possible and have your child return the note to his or her homeroom teacher. Parents, I sent each of you an e-mail. If you did not receive an e-mail from me, this means I don't have your correct and most current e-mail address on file! Please contact me at breigh.rhodes @ so that I can add you to my list. If you do not wish to receive e-mail communication about your child and what we are doing in class, please let me know. Also, I would love to hear from you! Feel free to e-mail me with any questions or concerns throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

BREC Bluebonnet Swamp:

- Sept. 5th: Walk with the Birds (general admission/all ages/ 7-9 am)

- Sept. 11th: Kids Night Out at the Swamp ($20/ages 7-12/ from 6-10pm)

BREC Highland Observatory:

-Every Friday & Saturday Nights: Evening Sky Viewings (Free/all ages/Fri.: 8:30-10pm/Sat. 7:30-10pm)


- Sept. 12-13 & 26-27: BASF Kids Lab: Playful Polymers (45 min sessions/ages 6-12/Sat.: sessions 11 am, 1 pm, & 3 pm/Sun. 1:30 pm & 3:30 pm)

Check out our website! (click here)

Visit our class website ( often to stay up to date with the latest communication from us! Parents, to protect our privacy, our website pages are password-protected. The password is "gifted215"

Dates to Remember

September 7th: Labor Day (no school) &

October 12-13 Fall Holiday (no school)

check out your digital copy for even more great stuff!

This newsletter may contain hyperlinks, videos, and other media. Don't forget that a digital copy of this newsletter is sent to you via email and is also available on our class website.