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Homework #27 – Just a Bill!

Watch this classic clip of how a bill can become a law and answer the questions below.

Most “Bill’s” don’t ever become laws.  Since that is the case it could be really easy for someone to say, “Why try?”

If you had an idea, that could become law that would help our state and country, would you fight for it?

What are some ideas you do have to help our state or country?

Trip Itinerary

DRCS 6th Grade Trip

 Yosemite, Sacramento, San Francisco & San Simeon

Monday, May 15, 2017 – Friday, May 19, 2017



Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday – Travel & Hike in Yosemite

6:00 am                Meet at DRCS, load and pack up vehicles

6:15 am                 Leave for Yosemite

11:00 am               Stop for Lunch – Pay on your own

1:00 pm                Arrive at Yosemite

2:00 pm               Hike Vernal Falls

6:30pm                 Dinner

8:30 pm                Devotions

10:00 pm              In cabins, lights out


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Morning Yosemite /Afternoon State Capitol

7:45 am                Breakfast & Devotions

8:30 am               Pack Up and See Some Sights

12 noon                Lunch – On the Road – Pay on your own

1:30 pm                Arrive to Sacramento and Check In

1:45 pm                Walk over to the State Capitol

2:30 pm               Meet with State Senator

3:00 pm              State Capitol Tour

6:00 pm              Pool Party and pizza at hotel

8:30 pm              Devotions

9:00 pm              In bed, lights out


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

San Francisco

7:00 am              Breakfast at Hotel

8:00 am             Devotions

8:30 am             Pack up and leave for San Francisco

10:30 am           Hendrick Point & the Golden Gate Bridge

12:30 pm           Lunch on Pier 39 & Fisherman’s Warf – Pay on your own

4:00 pm             Check into hotel

4:45 pm              Leave for dinner

5:30 pm              Dinner in China Town

7:00 pm              Hot Chocolate Experience

8:30 pm              Debrief and Devotions

10:00 pm            Lights out


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alcatraz, San Francisco

7:00 am           Breakfast

7:45 am            Pack Up

8:00am            Drive to Alcatraz Ferry & Devotions

8:30  am          Alcatraz Tour

11:30 pm          Lunch on Pier 39 – Pay on your own

1:00 pm           Drive to San Simeon

5:00 pm           Check into hotel

7:00 pm           Dinner

8:30 pm           Devotions

10:00pm          Lights out


Friday, May 19, 2017

Exploring the Coast & Hearst Castle

6:00am         Wake up

7:00 am        Breakfast

7:45 am         Devotions

8:15 am         Pack Up and Check Out

8:30 am        Leave for Hearst Castle

9:00 am        Tour & Film at Hearst Castle

12 noon         Lunch at Hearst Castle – Pay on your own

1:00 pm         Debrief/Review

1:30 pm         Head for home.

5:00 pm        Stop for Dinner – Pay on your own

8:00 pm       Arrive Home at DRCS

Homework #26 – The Power of Contentment

Watch the two videos and answer the questions below.

1.What should make a person content, satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else?

2.Did William Randolph Hearst seem content?

3.What will you need to be content?

Trip Packing List & Info

6th Grade Week Long  Trip

5/15/17 – 5/19/17

Important Trip Information & Packing List

You will need this important information for our field trip:

Monday, May 15, 2017  –

600am Meet at DRCS to load vehicles

We are leaving at 6:15am

Eat Breakfast before you come, we will not be stopping for food until lunch.

Return home between 7:00pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 – to D.R.C.S

Two emergency telephone numbers

Pastor Todd (951) 217-8956

Office (909) 882-3004


Where we are staying: (Not Confirmed)

In Yosemite:  Half Dome Village Tent Cabins (801) 559-4892 (Monday Night)

In Sacramento:  Best Western Sutter House (916) 441-1314 (Tuesday Night)

In San Francisco:  Comfort Inn by the Bay (415) 928-5000 (Wednesday Night)

In San Simeon:  Days Inn (805) 927-8659 (Thursday Night)

Field Trips are a part of Del Rosa Christian School’s regular activities.  As a class, we represent the school and most importantly our Lord Jesus Christ.  Therefore, school rules and regulations must be followed.

Dress Code – Modesty and respect are key words when planning what to pack for this trip!  The school dress code is the guide in determining modest apparel.  However, there is one exception to the rules regarding shoes – sandals may be worn on this trip.  Also on Wednesday night we will be having a “pool party”.  Girls can wear a two piece suit that is covered up with a dark T-shirt (not a white shirt) and shorts.  Students will need enough clothes for the whole week.  Remember that we will be doing a great deal of walking, so bring comfortable clothing and a good pair of shoes.

 Special note for Tuesday – I would like everyone to wear their DRCS shirts w/o numbers or chapel dress on Tuesday when we visit the State Capitol. 

Personal Electronics – No I-Pads, CD players, I Pods, PSP’s, Nintendo DS’s and portable DVD players may be brought on the trip.  Students may only carry cell phones at a parent’s request, but are not allowed to use them without permission from their teachers.

Luggage – Each person may bring two pieces of luggage, but try to keep it to one piece and a backpack.  Ladies may also bring a purse as a third bag if needed.

Meal Money – Each person attending the trip should bring enough money to cover 6 meals not covered in our trip.   I feel that parents should plan to send at least $10 per meal ($60 total) with their child for food.  (I can be banker for meals if needed.)

Other spending money is up to the parents to send with their child.  We will be visiting several locations where souvenirs may be purchased.

Snacks – I encourage each parent to send snack foods with your child.  Just remind your kid that in Yosemite all snacks need to be put in bear boxes.

Packing List & Musts

  • Bring a Bible and pen for our daily devotional times.
  • Be sure to bring warm clothes for night. A good jacket and jeans as we will be in Yosemite and along the coast.  Warm set of Pjs is a good idea as well!
  • A good pair of tennis shoes. We will be walking a lot and going on a hike in Yosemite.
  • A hat, sunscreen, bug spray, or anything else of that nature for the nature.
  • An extra set of shoes, socks and clothes. It is a week-long trip and it is better to have than have not.
  • A small backpack for our hike on Monday.
  • Flashlight for Yosemite.
  • Camera/Phone okay, but only for pictures and calling parents with permission
  • Modest swimsuit for Tuesday’s pool party.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shampoo, and deodorant. Towels are provided, even in Yosemite).

I’m excited about this trip, and look forward to spending quality time outside of the classroom with the students.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Homework #25 – Building the Impossible!

Watch these two videos of the Golden Gate Bridge and answer the questions below?

What do you think was the toughest hurdle to overcome to get the bridge built?

Do you think you could one day have the ability to dream of something of this scale?  Why or why not?

Homework #24 – Courage

Watch & Answer:

Define courage.  How do you want to be courageous in life?

Reagan Library & Air Force One Discovery Center Field Trip

Ronald Reagan Library &

Air Force One Discovery Center

March 28, 2017

In a couple of weeks we are going to the Reagan Library and the Air Force One Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a unique educational experience.  Students will be facing the challenges and responsibilities of presidential decision making and military planning in the midst of a reenactment of an international crisis.  They will be taking a journey back to 1983, to the Presidency of Ronald Reagan and the Grenada Crisis.  During this time, the oval office staff, and military commanders worked tirelessly to rescue 800 American medical students.

Students will be given roles of people who faced the crisis.  Acting as President, his cabinet and military advisors; students will make vital decisions regarding the Grenada Crisis.  They will debate the merits of various diplomatic and military options and share their opinions with the acting President, who will then have to make the final decision.

Parents, be careful not to give away the ending of this crisis in our nation’s history in order to allow the students to make actual decisions.  Also, I am sorry to say that parents will not be allowed in the Discovery Center during the first part of our trip.  You will, however, be able to explore the library during your student’s experience.

Here are the details about the trip:

  • We will be meeting at 7am in the morning and returning around 4:30pm to 5pm depending on traffic.
  • We are asking each student to dress up professionally to get into character for their roles.
  • The trip cost for each student is $0. Parents cost is $21 – you will pay on your own.
  • We are in need of at least 4 drivers for this trip.
  • Each student will need to bring a sack lunch in a throwaway container.
  • Please return the permission slip form signed as soon as possible.

Thank You,

Mr. Thompson


Homework #23 – Righteous Among the Nations

On our trip to the LAMOTH we learned about a couple of people who helped Jews escape Nazi controlled areas during WWII.  Below is a video of Sir Nicholas Winton who organized the Kinder Transports.  Watch and answer the following questions.

What is so special about what Sir Nicholas Winton did?  What was powerful?

Did he see race or act out of prejudice or did he see life and act out of love?

How can you be a like him?


Homework #22 – A Father’s Way

Watch at least the first three minutes or so of the clip about Otto Franks life.

What was meant by the statement, “His life after the war was Anne.  All the rest was secondary.”?

Otto Frank was seen reading Anne’s diary, “I want to go on living after death…”, how did Otto Frank honor that wish?  How important was that for him, her, and others who lost loved ones?


Homework #21 – We’ll Be People Again…

Read Anne’s quote from her diary and answer the questions below.

Anne Not Just Jews

Should anyone ever have to feel this way?

Can you relate to it?

How does something like this start?