First Grade Festival

We were blessed with a special Thanksgiving performance at Chapel from our first-grade class. It was a delight and joy to watch our students bring to life important paintings depicting our early country. They re-enacted how the men and women showed bravery, grit, and sacrifice that were fueled by their reliance on Almighty God. The students worked diligently in preparing for the festival and did a wonderful job! Thank you to and all the parents who helped with costumes, props, speech practice, and the delicious feast! Click here to watch "The Day At The Living History Museum" presented by the first-grade…

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Cultivation of Character by Dr. Kristen Ault – Second Grade Teacher

Character is the set of inward values that determine our outward actions. In modern culture, character is thought of as a binary concept: people either have strong character or weak character. Strong character is celebrated when an individual acts in accordance with what they believe is right or beneficial, and the opposite being true of those with weak character. Neither acknowledges one source of truth as the foundation by which the measures of “right” or “beneficial” are based and the individual plays the role of judge. In contrast, classical Christian education recognizes a third type of character, Christian. Christian character is…

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Classical Curriculum by Kara Rainey, Dean of Academics – Humanities

When I was introduced to classical Christian education twelve years ago, my first impression of classical Christian education was how beautiful it was. Flipping through the pages of the books, I was drawn in by the artwork, the stories of virtue, and the inspiration of those who had gone before us. It reminded me of my grandma’s house. She taught at a one-room schoolhouse in Iowa, just like Little House on the Prairie, and her house was filled with classic books and artifacts. Everything she said was directed towards teaching us about God and the world around us. When I saw…

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Christ-Centered Education by Sally Butler, Kindergarten Teacher

A Christ-Centered environment is one that consciously and purposely points all things: knowledge, understanding, behavior, discipline, every event in or outside the classroom, to Christ, who is our ultimate example of how to live and the source from where all things come. The kindergarten classroom at Arma Dei Academy acknowledges Christ as the center of everything we do! Students in the kindergarten classroom learn about God and how much He loves them through Old Testament Bible stories, class discussions, songs, poems, and prayer time. The Old Testament stories come alive on a large, colorful flannel board where students are able to…

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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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8th Grade Retreat

Our 8th-grade students spent last Wednesday through Friday on retreat at Camp Idrahaje in Bailey, Colorado. Their time away included team-building exercises and a number of good old-fashioned fun activities, including archery tag, cliff rappelling, a ropes course, water balloon fights, frisbee golf, and night-time games. Morning and evening sessions in an outdoor chapel provided breathtaking views of the Milky Way and gave the students opportunities to study Scripture, pray, develop collective goals for the year, and brainstorm ways that they might serve God and others in the life of the school this year. The students, on their own initiative, committed…

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STEM Challenge

First-grade STEM students pair up with Fifth-grade learning buddies to test invisible ink used by the Sons of Liberty during the Revolutionary War. First-grade students have been studying the American Revolutionary War and their third quarter STEM challenge was designed to integrate this period in history into their STEM training. The class was divided into teams of Red Coats and Patriots and spent three weeks developing and testing various invisible ink recipes. Students successfully created an invisible ink consisting of oak gall solution which was readily revealed when exposed to an iron sulfate solution, just like the invisible ink used by…

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