On Friday, third-grade families had the chance to travel back in time to witness the epic battle between Carthage and Rome, whereby General Hannibal strategically led his troops, as well as an army of elephants, across the Alps in an attempt to defeat the Romans. Unfortunately, his unique plan proved unsuccessful, and Rome victoriously defeated the army of Carthaginians. After this historical event had played out, Festival Day concluded with a delicious Greek Feast, put on by the 3rd-grade moms!
On Thursday, fourth-grade students performed what they have learned in history, which covers 1,000 years of European events. It begins right before the fall of Rome, which happened in 476 AD and continued past the discovery of the New World to the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Their study began where 3rd-grade left off and prepares them for 5th-grade, where they will be learning about the exploration and settlement of the “new” lands. Much of this history is the history of God’s church through the ages. Fourth-graders began studying Augustine in 386 AD and watched how the church became the center of…
Kindergarten Enrichment students have been learning about the artist Paul Cezanne, who enjoyed painting “still life” including fruit, flowers and pottery. Students drew their own "still life" pictures. It is fun to see how each student has their own unique perspective!
On Wednesday, April 21st, the 7th-grade class traveled to the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs where they spent the morning participating in various space-related activities, including a visit to the Challenger Learning Center's planetarium. In the afternoon, students became astronauts as they traveled to Mars in a simulated space mission to explore the red planet. Despite an instance of their life support going haywire, they were successful in their mission to discover water on Mars and collect various scientific samples for further study!
On Wednesday, April 21st, 6th-grade students traveled to the Challenger Learning Center in Colorado Springs where they spent the morning in a simulated space mission that challenged the young astronauts to plot a successful course and launch a space probe that gathers data from Comet Encke. The crew did not locate the comet Encke; however, they did discover a new comet and named it Comet Arma Dei! During the afternoon, students learned about binary codes and shift ciphers and solved clues to discover the identity of the owner of a spy backpack. The trip was concluded with a tour through space in…
Fourth-grade students have been discussing the states of matter in science this week. They worked with an amorphous solid (glass) to create stained glass windows that illustrated a theme or story from the Bible. In centuries past, Christian art forms such as these were referred to as the Poor Man’s Bible and used primarily in churches and cathedrals to illustrate the teachings of the Bible to largely illiterate populations.
Great food, conversations, and wonderful memories were made at Dads Grill Day! It was a beautiful day and such a blessing for our children and dads to be able to spend time together.