Brilliant Brains Bulletin - Seventh


Mrs. Redmon

Current Studies and Explorations

In Mrs. Redmons' class, our seventh grade gifted student is continuing to explore ornithology.

In September, we will explore the anatomy and characteristics of different bird species. Through Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Inside Birding series, we will look at size, shape, color pattern, behavior, and habitats of various birds. We will apply what we have learned by taking our skills to the natural environment of the school yard.

These topics will introduce us to "birding" and how to take an interest to a skill. To become a better "birder," one must imagine they are on a scavenger hunt to discover a treasure in nature. If one passionately researches, uses the correct tools, implements the skills they've learned, & accurately records their data & findings; they will be successful!

As a teacher, I want your student to discover this exciting field of science in a way they have never seen it before.

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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