Have you ever wondered what would happen if you started digging a hole in the ground and kept digging until you reached the center of the Earth? The third grade demonstrated their knowledge of the layers of the earth by constructing clay models. Red is the inner core believed to be solid nickel and iron. Orange is the outer core, which is liquid metal and makes the earth magnetic. Yellow represents the mantle which is made of "plastic rock" and has the properties of both a liquid or a solid depending on the amount of pressure placed upon it. The final brown…
Shakespeare's works present us with an image of flawed, yet glorious, humanity. His characters face the full measure of consequences for their actions, and he continually reminds us of the dual threads of judgment and grace in our lives. Click here for "The Merchant of Venice" performance.
Our youngest Arma Dei students visited the Littleton Museum for their first quarter field trip and entered the world of an 1860's Littleton homestead farm. They saw farmers planting crops, a blacksmith hard at work, and sat in the City of Littleton's first one-room schoolhouse.
The 5th grade summer reading book, Twenty-one Balloons, was purposely chosen to help set the stage for the fifth grade year together. They embarked on an adventure; what will that adventure look like? As they discussed the book, students used the following adjectives to describe Professor Sherman: adventurous, determined, creative, intelligent, diligent, persistent, courageous, and resilient. Can you imagine what their classes will look like as they purposefully set goals that reflect these character traits?
Arma Dei Academy hosted a classical educators seminar on Friday, August 11, to connect and collaborate with other classical Christian educators in Colorado. The workshops led by our staff were: The Classical Classroom Tertullian: What hath Jerusalem to do with Athens Winning at School-Wide Communications Transitioning Students into the Logic Level Developing Confident and Fluent Readers Martin Luther: Pioneer in Classical Christian Education Ideas and Games to Motivate Math Students Classical Christian Foundations Attendees learned from the voices of the past and joined others for a time of fellowship and networking.
In the 5th grade, students study European explorers and early America through the Civil War. Students culminated their historical studies with research papers that focused on individual student’s interests. Research and writing skills were honed as they learned to take notes and organize information categorically. To top it off, students created amazing trifold boards that summarized their findings and oral presentations were given to educate and celebrate what was learned.