Ancient Egypt

Second Grade students at Arma Dei Academy begin a chronological study of history and the Bible. This provides the student with an overview of events from creation through the fall of Egypt to Rome. Emphasis is on how the one true God, the God of the Israelites, not the false gods of the Egyptians or other cultures, created the world and worked through history to bring about his purpose. God’s direction and protection of the Israelite people show his hand in the process of redeeming the world from sin through the descendants of Abraham. Second Grade held their class festival in…

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Speech Meet

Arma Dei Academy and Augustine Classical Academy joined together for the first Speech Meet in each school's history. Grades 1-7 competed in the memorization and presentation of poetry, Bible, and various other readings. Grade 8 engaged in a lively debate. First Place Winners Click here to view videos 1st Grade Marshall Foley The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 2nd Grade Austin Butler Egypt and Menes by David Manly 4th Grade Nathan Edwards How Did You Die? by Edmund Vance Cooke 5th Grade Jordyn Pranno Drop A Pebble in the Water by James W. Foley 7th Grade Preston…

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Lent

Yesterday, March 1, was Ash Wednesday. This began a 40-day period when Christians all over the world remember their sinfulness, ask God's forgiveness, repent and recognize that God's forgiveness comes at an infinite price - the death of Jesus Christ on the cross on our behalf. This year let's make it about something bigger, something beyond ourselves. This year we can put our relationship with Christ as our highest priority. Give generously; pray faithfully; and fast from something that has become too important in your life. In your sacrifice, Christ will meet you.

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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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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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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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