Brilliant Brains Bulletin- 2nd
Mrs. Rhodes- February and March
Current Studies and Explorations
Students are currently studying biodiversity in their science classrooms. We will be building upon this content and expanding further in our gifted class this month. Students will apply scientific practices to design experiments with worms and pillbugs. Students will collect authentic data from their own experiments and communicate their findings to a broader audience. We will also do some comparative anatomy with dissection of owl pellets. Students will read non-fiction and will learn to participate in and conduct Socratic seminars to discuss ideas from the text.
Parents, Please look for communication coming home (email and hard copy flyer) soon regarding the opportunity to visit our class to view students' stop motion animation projects. Also, if you haven't checked out your child's electronic portfolio lately, I encourage you to do so. I know you and your child can have great conversations about what he or she has been up to in our gifted class recently.
Students watched live on 2/11/16 as the announcement was made about the discovery of gravitational waves!
Class Visit from Cinematography Expert
ZCSD Black History Night February 18
Flashlight Night at the Swamp
Friday, Feb. 19th, 9pm
10503 North Oak Hills Parkway
Baton Rouge, LA
Flashlight Night at the SwampFriday, Feb 19, 2016 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
Experience Bluebonnet Swamp after the sun goes down and the night life comes out to play. Park gates remain open on these special nights until 9 pm to allow visitors to explore the trails, enjoy live animal encounters and view a nature film. No registration is necessary.
General admission applies; free for pass holders
11th Annual Black History Month Program
Saturday, Feb. 27th, 12am
2161 Nicholson Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
Magnolia Mound Plantation
The Friends of Magnolia Mound Plantation and BREC’s Magnolia Mound Plantation present a special program of dramatic readings and music to commemorate Black History Month. The program is free to the public and made possible by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. Time TBA
Important Dates to Remember
February 8-10: Mardi Gras Holiday- NO SCHOOL
March 25-April 1: Spring Break- NO SCHOOL
Resources to Check Out
the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a great professional organization with resources for teachers and parents of gifted kids
want to explore more about Earth's amazing biodiversity with your child? Check out this collection of resources including games, home activities, skits, and more from the American Museum of Natural History