Summer Program

Spend Your Summer at
Arma Dei Academy

We offer a variety of enriching opportunities in the summer both inside and outside the classroom. Our goal is to provide a Christian, educational, challenging , and fun-filled summer experience to our students.

Summer Reading, Math, & Latin

Summer Reading

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”~Cicero

Summer vacation—a refreshing time for recreation, relaxation, and…reading! Not an after-thought or an “add-on,” summer reading is a core component of an education at Arma Dei Academy.

What is required?
This year, students entering grades 3-8 will have one required book to read (see the list below). No book report is required, but each teacher will have a graded activity based on the book during the first week of school. Students should be ready to discuss the characters, setting, main idea, themes, key details, and overall plot of the book.

3rd – The Cricket in Times Square (Seldon) 
4th – Door in the Wall (de Angeli)
5th – From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (Konigsburg)
6th – Rifles for Watie (Keith) 
7th – The Hobbit (Tolkien)
8th – The Scarlett Pimpernel (Orczy)

Tolle Lege Reading Challenge
All students may compete against one another in our annual Tolle Lege reading contest. Students who read at least 1500 minutes over the summer will be able to participate in an ice cream party during the first week of school. Awards will be presented for the students who read the most minutes each month, the most overall minutes per class, as well as the top three overall readers in the school. Students can also compete against the teachers to see who reads the most minutes! Here are a few guidelines:

  • Students entering grades 3-8 should only keep track of the minutes they personally read.
  • Students entering grades K-2 may also include minutes someone else reads to them.
  • While audiobooks are wonderful, students may only count audiobook minutes if they are reading along at the same time.
  • Students are not required to read from a certain list of books, but rather are free to read what interests them and fosters a love for reading and learning. Parents are encouraged to be sure their students are reading quality literature that fulfills the school’s overall mission to build a biblical worldview which equips students to live purposefully and intelligently in service to God and others. If you’d like ideas for what to read, you can find the Banquet of Books list here.
  • Reading minutes must be entered through the Parent Portal on June 1, July 1, August 1, and August 19 in order to count for the contest.
  • You may track your reading (and math) minutes on this document(please remember to report these minutes in the parent portal).

Monthly deadlines to report reading minutes are:
June 1
July 1
August 1
August 19

If you have any questions, please contact Kara Rainey
Enjoy the adventure!!!

Summer Math

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” ~Albert Einstein

Did you know that students can lose up to 3 months of math learning over the summer?
Avoid the summer slide and join in the first annual Arma Dei Summer Math Minutes Competition!
Qualifying students will be treated to a donut party during the first week of school.

  • Students in grades 5-8 must log 800 math minutes to qualify for the donut party.
  • Students in grades 1-4 must log 500 math minutes to qualify for the donut party.

Students can practice math in any way that works for your family. Keep track of your minutes (just like you do for your reading minutes) and log them in on the Parent Portal on June 1, July 1, August 1, and August 19.

  • You may track your math (and reading) minutes on this document (please remember to report these minutes in the parent portal).

If you need guidance on where to find math to work on, try these resources:

Awards will also be presented to the students who log the most minutes each month, the most minutes in their own grade, as well as the top three overall mathematicians in the school.

Participation in summer math is required for students who have a test average below 80%. 

Students in this category will be contacted directly by their teacher with their individual requirements by May 31st. This will include a math practice packet as well as a summary of the top 5 math skills they need to focus on overall. Math packets and minutes must be logged and returned to their new teacher on the first day of school, August 19th.

Please contact Mrs. Gonzales with any questions.

Math Packets

Latin Intensives

Information coming soon

Designed to help students practice the skills that they’ve learned during the school year. These summer programs have helped students grow in his or her proficiency and prepare students for the next school year.

Summer STEM Camp

Science and STEM Summer Camp (1st – 2nd Grade)

Science and STEM Summer Camp consists of five days of science activities with each day focusing on a different science topic. At the end of the week, each camper will take all kits home to further their exploration and show their friends and family what they learned.

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

Lego® WeDo™ Rotobics (1st – 2nd Grade)

In this camp, students learn how to program and design robots using gears, axles, and motors. Sensors will also be used to detect motion and make their robots jump, bite, and move different ways.

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

Rocketry 101 (2nd – 4th Grade)

During this camp, students learn about basic rocketry by designing, constructing, and launching several types of rockets including air-powered and water bottle rockets.

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

Super Science (2nd – 5th Grade)

Super Science camp will include over 30 activities exploring a variety of science concepts including gravity, polymers, inertia, chemistry, surface tension, energy, and others. This camp is great for young, aspiring scientists and even those who do not yet know they are young aspiring scientists.

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

A Big Bag of Science (3rd – 5th Grade)

This is the perfect starter camp for your young scientist. From spewing soda geysers to vanishing liquids, growing jelly marbles, erupting snow powder and twisting tornadoes, the Big Bag of Science allows campers to enjoy 70 experiments.

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

Lego® WeDo™ 2.0 and Lego® EV3™ Robotics (3rd – 5th Grade)

Students are introduced to LEGO® WeDo 2.0™ and LEGO Mindstorm Education EV3 robotics while learning how to program robots to run autonomously. Using sensors to detect dark and light, feel for objects, and detect motion, teams program their robot to accomplish a variety of robotic challenges throughout the week.

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

LEGO® EV3™ Robotics (5th – 8th Grade)

In this camp, students are introduced to LEGO® Education’s WeDo™ Robotics. WeDo engages children in hands-on technology experiments that focus on science, mathematics, social studies, and language concepts. Students learn how to program and design robots using gears, axles, and motors. Sensors will also be used to detect motion and make their robots move in different ways.

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

Rocketry (5th – 8th Grade)

Students will apply the engineering design process to design and launch a model rocket using ROCKSIM, a computer simulation program. After successfully launching and recovery of the ROCKSIM rocket, students design, construct, and launch an actual rocket identical to their “ROCKSIM Rocket.”

Registration deadline has passed. Please email Mr. Astler for more information.

arma dei lab

During summers, Arma Dei offers a variety of STEM programs to 1st – 8th Grades.

 

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