5th-Grade Field Trip

5th-grade class ventured to Living History Days in Morrison, CO. They experienced 18th-century life through costumed interpreters, hands-on activities, and military demonstrations. Aspects of the 18th-century life were on display - agriculture, blacksmith, cider press, education, games, gunsmith, military, and much more. Students participated in a lesson on candle dipping, wrote their name with a feather at the calligraphy table, played with muskets and pretended they were in the military!

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Back To School Picnic

On Sunday, September 22nd, Arma Dei Academy held its annual Back to School Picnic and 3rd annual Amazing Arma Dei Race. Over 265 participants competed in Houses to complete five challenges. House points were awarded for competition, nobility, service and leadership. Laiquendi took the victory with 40 points, while Avari placed second with 39 points. Close behind with 38 points was Noldor, and Vanyar earned 28 points. It was a gorgeous day for families to connect and enjoy fellowship! Schoolwide Scripture Memory

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Aiming Your Students Toward Virtue by Colleen Leonard, Director of Sola Gratia Classical Academy

If you are educating your own or other people’s children classically, then you desire to instruct them towards virtue. That sounds like a philosophical concept that isn’t very tangible to our lives in practice. However, there are practices and aims that will take your students towards virtue. James K. A. Smith, in his book "You Are What You Love", talks about how humans are teleological creatures, that is; that we are oriented toward a “goal” or an end. It is our loves that orient us toward that ultimate end or telos. When we talk about virtue formation, we are talking about…

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4th Grade Family Weekend

Last weekend, students and parents from the 4th-grade class had an amazing time together at Snow Mountain Ranch. Beautiful weather, fun activities, and lasting memories were made. The purpose of this parent sponsored retreat was to create a foundation for future conversations among parents and a tighter bond within the class. Friday night’s activity set the stage for the entire weekend as participants put together a puzzle together, demonstrating how God sees each child individually, made in HIS image. Throughout the weekend, various team activities drove home the realities students face that interfere with understanding their true identity in Christ. As…

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Healthy Habits at Home by Principal Jen Wenger

At Arma Dei Academy we desire to partner with parents to raise resilient children who are confident and competent leaders. One of my top priorities this year is to ensure we cultivate a culture among students and families that is countercultural to society. My prayer is that together we strive to raise sturdy children - ones who are empowered through TRUTH. At Arma Dei Academy we desire to partner with parents to raise resilient children who are confident and competent leaders. One of my top priorities this year is to ensure we cultivate a culture among students and families that is…

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The Lost Tools of Learning by Dorthy L. Sayers

That I, whose experience of teaching is extremely limited, and whose life of recent years has been almost wholly out of touch with educational circles, should presume to discuss education is a matter, surely, that calls for no apology. It is a kind of behaviour to which the present climate of opinion is wholly favourable. Bishops air their opinions about economics; biologists, about metaphysics; celibates, about matrimony; inorganic chemists about theology; the most irrelevant people are appointed to highly-technical ministries; and plain, blunt men write to the papers to say that Epstein and Picasso do not know how to draw. Up…

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