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February Events 2/23 Individual and Group Pictures 2/27 2nd Grade Fine Arts Program

Harriet Tubman was one of a few hundred African American that saved people from slavery. She helped black African Americans come to an end of misery by using underground railroads to free them. By using underground railroads, she saved over 300 men, women and children. In 1820, we were blessed with an angel to help free slaves. Sadly, Harriet Tubman was diagnosed with pneumonia. A few days later she passed away on March 10, 1913 at the age of 93. By Sierra, Angie and Daniel

George Washington Carver was born on January 5, 1943. He was a scientist. Washington made more than three hundred products one was sweet potatoes. When he was born he had whooping cough. His mom died when he was 12 years old. He got in a car accident in 1954. He was 57 years old when he died. By Risen, Joey and Carlos

Happy Valentine’s Day by Adried and Sarai Valentine’s Day is a day to show love and appreciation to friends and family, but it’s not about cards and messages. It’s all about love and caring. Love is about sacrifice for the people you adore. Love is painful sometimes. When you have passion, your heart could hurt because you are so happy. The last thing is that Valentine’s Day is not about yourself. It’s basically for everybody! Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 21, 2012

Sojourner Truth changed her name from Isabell Baumfreer. She was born in Ulster County, New York. She was born in 1797. She was forced to marry Thomas Truth in 1815. She became a writer and wrote about abolition of slavery and for women's rights. She was freed in 1828. By Mercedes, Nathan and Efrain

After the Civil War, Booker T. Washington became a teacher. But when he was a kid, he and his family were slaves. He helped people go to school. He became famous because he helped people read and write. By Alya, Ethan, and DJ


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Leap Year

by Mrs. Shirley’s Class

Leap year is an extra day that is added to February every four years. Leap years are important to keep our calendar aligned with the Earth’s revolution around the sun. People have all kinds of traditions for leap year. On leap year instead of men proposing to women, women can propose to men. That’s a good thing for women to take control of their life. It was the ancient Egyptians who first figured out the man-made calendar year didn’t always match up. The Romans were the first to decide that February 29th would be Leap Year.

Heart Facts The heart has four chambers that help the blood go to the heart. Blood vessels lead in and out of the chambers. The heart is actually a muscle. Blood takes the oxygen to the tissues of the body. The heart pumps blood 100,000 times everyday to work.

American Heart Month Story by Mrs. Quinonez’ Class

Once a year Americans are made aware of how important their hearts are and how to take care of them. The American Heart Association is a group that helps people build healthy lives. This team teaches those with heart problems how to take care of them. Cardiovascular disease is bad for people’s heart. Exercise makes your heart stronger. Strengthening your body helps your heart because the heart is a muscle. Making your heart more efficient will help you be strong. If there are problems with the flow of the blood going to the heart muscle, the heart will stop pumping. The stress will make you dizzy and the heart will not be healthy. Healthy foods build a healthy heart. Here are some examples of the foods that will help your heart. Avocado, spinach, berries, nuts, oatmeal, olive oil, and salmon. Enjoy eating these healthy food for your heart. Take care of your heart. It’s the only one you have.


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In the book Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch, Mr. Hatch gets a box of chocolate candy and doesn’t know who sent it to him. He wants to know who loved him. Our favorite character is of course Mr. Hatch. He the was most heart warming character in the book. We liked the book because it had a mystery about who actually loved him. You should read it! It is a very heart warming Valentine book. By Madisan, Yajhaira and Leslie

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Reading lets me dream. It lets me see and learn new things. Reading can be fun and entertaining.

Thinking about somebody. ~Heaven, 1st Grade Knowing someone really good. ~ Drake, 5th Grade You love someboday and you give them your heart ~Kasandra, Kindergarten

Makes you happy ~Rezavion, 1st Grade To care for somebody. ~Brianna, 3rd Grade

You’re Favorite Valentine Treat


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Dentists say that the minimum time you should spend brushing your teeth is 2 minutes twice a day. Here are some tips on how to brush properly: 

Hold your brush at a 45-degree angle against your gum line. Gently brush from where the tooth and gum meet to the chewing surface in short (about half-a-tooth-wide) strokes. Brushing too hard can cause receding gums, tooth sensitivity, and, over time, loose teeth.

To clean the chewing surfaces of your teeth, use short sweeping strokes, tipping the bristles into the pits and crevices.

To clean the inside surfaces of your top and bottom front teeth and gums, hold the brush almost vertical. With back and forth motions, bring the front part of the brush over the teeth and gums.

Using a forward-sweeping motion, gently brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth to remove the decay-causing bacteria that exist in these places.

Use an egg timer or play a favorite song while brushing your teeth to get used to brushing for a full 2 to 3 minutes.

Mrs. Franco Phone: 432-456-4291 E-mail: priscilla.franco@ectorcountyisd. org

http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/take_care/teeth.html#

Did you know that 73% of people who buy Valentine chocolate and roses are men!

Q. What did the boy pickle say to the girl pickle? You mean a great dill to me.

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Many of George Washington’s pictures never show him smiling? He suffered from poor dental health. He lost his teeth at a very early age. Dentistry back then wasn’t what it is today. Can you imagine having your teeth replaced with two sets of false teeth, carved from hippopotamus' ivory and gold. That’s what his false teeth were made of and boy were uncomfortable.

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Dental Health Month


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