The fourth grade presents the periodic table

The fourth grade presented the periodic table in song at Chapel last week, along with a special "volcano" science experiment. The periodic table is a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number, electron configurations, and recurring chemical properties. This ordering shows periodic trends, such as elements with similar behavior in the same column. It also shows four rectangular blocks with some approximately similar chemical properties. In general, within one row (period) the elements are metals on the left, and non-metals on the right.  

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Chronological Study of History

Arma Dei Academy purposefully selects our curriculum and pursues a chronological study of history. It is our desire for each student to not only know the who, what, where, when and why of events, but that they are able to place themselves on God’s timeline and connect and relate the events to their lives. Each year every grade level has an opportunity to share their excitement and bring to life their historical time period. The students wear costumes of the period, participate in hands-on activities, give presentations, and share what they have learned with the school community. Third graders at Arma…

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Diving Deep Into The Classics

Classical education includes reading and diving deep into the classics. Fifth graders are learning first hand in the book, "Calico Captive" by Elizabeth George Spear, about true friendship. Their teacher Mrs. Wenger quoted President George Washington, “Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.” Students have had several thought provoking discussions on this topic alone. Little known fact: While George Washington did not receive a formal education nor did he attend college, he admired classical thinkers greatly and insisted his stepson receive a classical education.

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

Cursive writing is important in the learning process at Arma Dei Academy and it starts in kindergarten. By MARIA KONNIKOVA JUNE 2, 2014 New York Times Read more here  Does handwriting matter? Not very much, according to many educators. The Common Core standards, which have been adopted in most states, call for teaching legible writing, but only in kindergarten and first grade. After that, the emphasis quickly shifts to proficiency on the keyboard. But psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader…

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Epiphany

Mrs. Robi Marshall, Principal Christmas decorations are probably packed away at your home, but we hope that Christmas is not. Medievals celebrated Christmas for twelve continual days each with its own significance, often commemorating important events that surrounded the birth of Christ. Today, January 5th marks the twelfth and culminating day and is also known as Epiphany eve.Tomorrow highlights Epiphany, an important day for Christian believers. The Greek word Epiphany literally means "revelation" or "sudden unveiling" or "manifestation". It celebrates the day when wise men from the East were guided by a miraculous star to a stable in Bethlehem. Those three…

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Thankful

We are thankful that our students are learning to see the world through a Biblical lens and training to be Christ-like; we are thankful for our incredible parent community of like-minded families; we are thankful for our teachers who give of their time, talent and treasure equipping students to live purposefully and intelligently in service to God and others. <p></p>We are thankful for all of these things, but most of all we are thankful to our Heavenly Father, who gave us a precious gift on a humble and holy night long ago, His Son Jesus Christ.

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Merry Christmas

Luke 2:1-14 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave…

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