Brilliant Brains Bulletin - 4th


Mrs. Redmon

Current Studies and Explorations

In Mrs. Redmons' class, fourth grade gifted students are continuing to study robotics.

In the beginning of October, students will be learning how to program & troubleshoot the LEGO Mindstorm NXT robots using software. Students will use critical thinking and problem solving to actively build their understanding of programming and coding using a kid-friendly, icon-based software. Later in the month, learners will start to plan, build, and test their own original robot and program designs.

Throughout November, they will also be given specific challenges to apply their knowledge and test their problem solving skills. Students will share their struggles and successes through open peer discussion & notebooking.

Whether it is in space exploration, the medical field, or even on the football field, robotic technology is used everywhere. During these explorations, students will gain a better understanding of our world & its advancements in science through robotics.

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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