Pi Day highlights: learning from horse veterinarian, Dr. Ryan Carpenter. Dr. Carpenter taught students about horse surgery, setting fractured horse bones, and helping horses breathe better for their races. Students looked like young horse vets at the end of this session, wearing all the gifts Dr. Carpenter gave!
Pi Day highlights: “Seeing God in Health Science” with Mrs. Breanne Shaw, R.N. Mrs. Shaw shared her interest in the health sciences, her calling to serve others through nursing, and Bible passages about health and the body. She also showed students tools of her trade, taking student blood pressure readings and demonstrating an ultrasound machine.
Shadow spelling at it’s finest... it spells ”bcs” 😊
The Sierra Madre Playhouse put on an excellent rendition of E.B. White’s book, *Stuart Little!* BCS Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 3rd graders got to enjoy the performance. The theater personnel gave us insider information about set design, props, lighting, and sound. After the play was over, the actors came back out to answer student questions. It was an amazing theatrical experience!
Happy Chinese New Year! Mrs. Li teaches us how Chinese characters hold spiritual meaning. She blessed us with red envelopes, chick filet cards and cookies.
Hebrews 11 is our guiding Scripture passage in Elementary Chapel this year. We are learning about all the saints of the Old Testament who put their faith into action. Hebrews 11 is often called the “Hall of Faith” for this reason. In first grade, we have been creating a “Gallery of Faith” as we learn about Bible characters in Chapel and in our Bible curriculum. Today, our gallery filled up! It’s time for new frames and more wall space.
Dr. Walner invites you to partner with us as we look ahead. The 100th day of school is coming up. We are preparing for re-enrollment month. Catch the Vision at Reaching for 2020 on Thursday, February 7. Have you taken the Parent survey yet?
Look what first graders can do! Check out these completed graphing projects! Students designed a survey, questioned their classmates, and then represented their data in three ways: 1) a tally chart, 2) a bar graph, and 3) a picture graph. It’s fun to get off the workbook page and to put learning into action!
Discovery can sometimes be best the best way to learn something new. The first graders had a discovery learning experience to prepare them for a math chapter on graphs and charts. After practice with sorting and categorizing, the students were asked to represent their data visually, on a poster. How could they show what was in their basket of shapes without using the basket? Students got very close to discovering bar graphs and picture graphs through their exploration!
Books can help us stay focused on Jesus as the center of the Advent season! Today, our Guest Reader brought books that reminded Bethany first graders of these truths: first, that Christmas is God’s gift to us and second, that Jesus wants to be welcomed into our hearts. Thank you, Mrs. Parry, for such beautiful and timely reminders!
Advent is here, the season of waiting. First graders want to rush to Christmas and Santa and presents, but Mrs. Poppleton is asking them to slow down and to enjoy the wait. The first graders are making Advent alphabet books again this year to focus on the true meaning of the season. Check out some of their first pages. 💕💜
Operation Christmas Child Update: "This week, Bethany Church is one of nearly 5,000 Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations open across the country to receive the shoebox gifts you lovingly pack for boys and girls in need. There’s still time to pack a shoebox and bless a child overseas, but don’t delay. National Collection Week ends Nov. 19."
BCS Parent Reminder: Chipotle Fundraiser TODAY 4-8pm. Eat in, Take out at 3409 E Foothill Bl, Pasadena. Let them know you are supporting Bethany Christian School.
In first grade, we start our day with Morning Tubs. Morning Tubs offer a low-pressure way to practice and review curriculum, to explore STEM games and toys, and to engage in hands-on learning. It’s difficult for first graders to enter school and get quiet and still right away. Morning Tubs are a bridge from a morning at home to more rigorous academic material.
Due to strong winds and power outage, school is CANCELLED for TODAY 10/15/2018
It is time for Spring Cleaning...or rather Fall cleaning! We all love our church and school, but our campus could use a little love itself. So we are coming together as a family to Beautify Bethany! Paper sign-ups sheets are available in the church lobby. Visit our Facebook Page to sign up. https://www.facebook.com/events/746238889072927/
4th grade is awesome.
DAR special guests are coming to BCS on Tuesday, October 16th from 12:30-1:30.
Hey! This is great!