This week, Mrs. Waltz's 1st-grade and Mrs. Winter's 3rd-grade classes joined together, allowing the 3rd-grade students to share their best reading fluency strategies with their 1st-grade book buddy! Students will meet with their book buddies twice a month as they grow together to appreciate reading.
Every Tuesday morning, all three Homeschool Collaborative classes gather first thing to worship and learn the Dwell songs with Mrs. Kochie. This is a beautiful way for our homeschool students to start the day together and participate in Arma Dei’s unique Scripture memory program.
Over 140 dads or guests joined students for a delicious lunch outside for yet another epic Dads Grill Day! This community is blessed to have an abundance of Christian men intentionally pouring into our students’ lives. Thank you to all who helped make this a memorable time of celebration and fellowship!
This past Tuesday, we welcomed our littlest students into their first school years at Arma Dei Academy. Our wonderful Preschool staff greeted students with enthusiasm as they walked through the doors of their brand new classrooms located in Phase II of the main Arma Dei campus. Teachers will prepare these young minds for the classical education model throughout the year as they engage them through song and poetry, hands-on exploration, and rich literature emphasizing God’s story. We are excited to be part of the nurturing and training of these precious children!
Our 8th-grade students spent last Wednesday through Friday on retreat at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado. They took advantage of the many activities on offer at Snow Mountain Ranch, including swimming, hiking, roller skating, ziplining, rock climbing, and mini golf. Their time away also included time for bible study and worship (beneath a spectacular, starlit Colorado sky) and opportunity to discuss and establish objectives for the year. The students committed themselves to pursuing deeper relationships with God and each other and to serving faculty and students in the life of the school! They left Snow Mountain Ranch with a list…
Mrs. Cory’s Kindergarten Enrichment students read the book How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman. Students learned where each ingredient comes from around the world and located each country on the globe. Did you know cinnamon from the Kurundu tree in Sri Lanka? They ended the week with a celebration of eating a delicious homemade apple pie!
Our new 9th-Grade Students enjoyed a "lock-in" in the school last Friday night. Immediately after school they traveled to Castle Rock to participate in some team-building exercises and to test their nerves on the Edge's Adventure Tower. They returned to the school for smores on the patio, a time of reflection and planning, and some evening games before getting some (not much, but some) sleep in designated classrooms. In the morning, they teamed up with Denver-based charity A Little Help to complete some yard work and odd jobs for elderly individuals in the local area. One of the elderly ladies our…