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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Young Engineers

After studying the Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct in France, Mrs. Habicht's third grade class used tubing, plumber's tape, cardboard, containers and various items from home to construct aqueducts that could transport water from a water source to the city of Nimes, 31 miles away. Well done to all of our young engineers!

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Science & STEM Team

The Science and STEM team has been working diligently to create a program like no other. Students are able to integrate their knowledge from other subjects into their study of science to bring their learning full-circle.  This quarter, kindergarten students dissected owl pellets to enhance their reading of Owl Moon and first-grade students developed invisible ink similar to those used during the American Revolution. While studying siege warfare in Ancient Egypt, second-grade students built a siege tower to protect assailants. Third-grade students constructed aqueducts as they learned about Roman architecture. A team of fourth and fifth-grade students will compete in a Lego robotic challenge against other Colorado…

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