Brilliant Brains Bulletin- K


Mrs. Redmon

Current Studies and Explorations

How can you tell if something is alive? What do living things need?

In October, we will begin exploring "living & non-living" things in our environment. We will discuss the processes and practices employed by scientists in the field of biology. Through hands-on investigations, your student will discover that all animals need food in order to live and grow. And that they obtain their food from plants or from other animals. Students will also learn that plants need water and light to live and grow.

To gain a better understanding of these concepts, students will go on a nature walk and make observations & record their findings through videos or sketches in their science notebook.

Throughout this unit they will gain more knowledge of the many different kinds of living things in their world. Whether on land, in water, inside, or outside; living things are everywhere!

a message from Mrs. Redmon

You should have received the digital portfolio permission form for the Seesaw portfolio from your child. If you have not received one or have questions, please contact Mrs. Redmon. If you have already turned these forms into your child's homeroom teacher, thank you for doing so.

Mrs. Redmon will be sharing our journey with you through our student portfolios on Seesaw! Throughout the year, I will be posting student work, pics, or videos of your child's explorations.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Upcoming Events

BREC Bluebonnet Swamp:

- Oct. 3rd: Walk with the Birds (general admission/all ages/ 7-9 am)

- Nov. 13th: Kids Night Out at the Swamp ($20/ages 7-12/ from 6-10pm)

- Nov. 14th: Cyanotypes: Where Art Meets Science (Contact BR Gallery for more info/ages 7-14/ from 1-3pm)

BREC Highland Observatory:

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

-Oct. 24th: The Spooky Spectrum (Free for all ages/ 6-10 pm)

Global Wildlife Center:

- Oct. 10: Fall Festival ($15 for non-members/all ages/5-8 pm)

Pumpkin Patches:

- Up to Nov. 8: Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch (Hammond, LA/$7 child & free for adults/open all week)

- Up to Nov. 2: Barn Hill Preserve (Ethel, LA/Children 12 & Under $7 - Adults $10/Sat. & Sun. 10am-5pm)

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Dates to Remember

October 12-13 Fall Holiday (no school)

November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)

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