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Check out Pictures Below:Class Schedule 2017-2018

Great Job on our 1st Round of MAP Testing- We will finish up with makeups this week!!
Awesome Job 2nd Graders with bringing in books for the Book Drive- we have donated a total of 210 books so far and our goal for Monday' Book Event is 250- please help us reach our goal!!!
State of the School Meeting at 6:00- Be sure to Come
Book Event "Under the Big Top"- starts at 6:30

Releasing our Five Painted Lady Butterflies that we raised in class!!!
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-We postponed our Butterfly Release Celebration until Monday so we could have the entire class present to enjoy and as a reward for all our hard work on Monday morning MAP testing. -Please donate books for our upcoming Book Event Under the Big Top (Circus Theme) on Monday April 23rd at 6:30. Classes are competing to see who can bring the most books. Students will receive a Dojo point for each book donated.
-Looking forward to our next Cafe for a Cause on April 27th!!! We have raised a total of $3,170.95 to support AGUA DE VIDA Orphanage AND SOUTH SUDAN
so far this year and we are trying to meet our yearly goal of $5,000. Please help us raise 1,829.05 more so we can reach our Outreach goal and finish strong serving others as Kingdom Minded World Changers!!! Be sure to come out for our Last Cafe of the Year onApril 27th- Hawaiian Luau celebrating New Life in Christ. Students who take AR tests at the Cafe and get 100% walk away with free meal gift certificates and are entered for a drawing to receive a $10 gift card to Cold Stone Ice Cream.
Upcoming Events:(see pictures below)

April 16th-20th- MAP Testing- last round:
Monday Math 10:30-11:15
Tuesday Reading at 10:30- 11:15
Friday Language at 10:30-11:15
April 19th-No School Chapel

April 20th-Talents for Christ- All School Chapel at 1:30

April 23rd- State of the School Meeting 6:00-6:30

April 23rd- Book Event at 6:30- Books under the Big Top- please be sure to donate books everyday leading up to our event.

April 25th- PTF Parent Teacher Roundtable at 3:15 (daycare provided)

April 27th- Cafe for a Cause at 7am in Cafeteria- Hawaiian Theme- celebrating New Life in Christ

April 27th- Oratorical Showcase in North Venue 1st-4th Grade Speech Finalist from 1-3pm

April 30th- Minimum Day/Free Dress- 1pm Dismissal

May 3rd-National Day of Prayer at 8:45

May 5th-11th- Staff Appreciation Week

May 7th- Coffee Corner at 6:30pm

May 18th-Last Day of School- Dismissal at 12:30- Family Picnic

Pictures below from our Field Trip to Natural History Museum in Los Angeles where we explored Fossils at the Dino Lab and had our very own Dino Encounter.

Pictures below from our Field Trip to Jurupa Mountain Discovery Center where students learned about minerals, rocks, and fossils and got to do their own digging on Dinosaur Mesa. Each student took home an egg carton collection of various rocks, minerals and fossils:Jurupa Cultural Center 2018 249.JPG
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Pictures below from our Polar Express Christmas Celebration:
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Christmas Cookie Decorating:
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We had fun eating snacks that come from a plant and reviewing the functions of each Edible Plant Part at our Harvest Feast- we read and watched Spookly the Square Pumpkin and got our hands dirty digging seeds out of a pumpkin and discussing the Pumpkin Parable/Pumpkin Carving Prayer

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Loved Blessing our Grandparents by making them Cozy Coasters for Grandparent's Day
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Check out our Junior Botanist starting our Plant Unit-planting grass seed and germinating a Lima bean seed
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We had so much fun at our 1st Lunch with Parents Day!!!!
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Celebrating Mr. Kyle's Birthday and Tyler's Birthday
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Students having fun learning our Rounding Rap
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Checking out a Praying Mantis
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Our Walk -A-Path that was hugely successful.
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We celebrated the Fruits of the Spirit this past Wednesday by wearing Super Hero costumes.
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We were also able to bless Police Officers for Law Enforcement Appreciation Week with Blessing Buckets to show our Love and Appreciation for all they do. We also wrote Friendly Letters to them as well.
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Students received their 1st Period AR Goal Awards this past Friday. Every student in our class met their 1st period AR goal and received a September Dog Tag Award, Ice Cream Pop, a Free Kids Meal to Chick Fil-A and a colorful balloon to take home.
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Sneak Peek of what to expect in 2nd grade- some photos below :
Outreach Trip to Dino Papavero Senior Center for Valentine's Day 2017
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Outreach Trip to Dino Papavero Senior Center September 9, 2016

Field Trip to Natural History Museum- real life Dino Encounter
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Polar Express Christmas Celebration
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Christmas Program
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Election Project and Government Unit
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Our Classroom Harvest Feast was amazing and we learned alot about plants and pumpkins- see pictures below:
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