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See You at the Pole

By |2022-04-11T13:13:41-05:00October 21st, 2020|Bible, Prayer|

Gloria Deo Academy See You at the Pole Opening Prayer Gloria Deo Academy partners with parents in developing the spiritual life of GDA students. Prayer is an incredibly important part of the GDA school day. Students participate in Opening Ceremonies and recite Bible memory work and pray together every morning. On September 23, 2020, [...]

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Heart Training in Christian Classical Education

By |2022-04-11T13:17:49-05:00October 19th, 2020|Classical Education|

“....The goal of GDA is to develop ethical and wise individuals who will impact their community for the glory of God through service, leadership, and character.”   (excerpt from the GDA mission statement) I have had the privilege to attend several classical education seminars, workshops and lectures since joining GDA as a teacher. I remember, [...]

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Importance of Reading Books

By |2022-04-11T13:24:09-05:00October 4th, 2020|education, Students|

A Little Background on Classical Education A classical education is one that is based on the Seven Liberal Arts of learning. These  are the skills used to justify knowledge, and the learning of these skills is the traditional path students have used to train their sense of reasoning. In short, the liberal arts teach [...]

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Upper Grades Art Project: Campus Perspectives

By |2021-03-30T11:29:25-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Art, Students|

GDA students sat outside and drew what they saw around them (outdoor still life project).  The students took in their surroundings and used oil pastels to blend colors, layer, and add texture to the drawings. The following upper grades' art pieces were created by students from their surrounding at the new GDA [...]

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3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work

By |2021-03-31T10:06:02-05:00September 17th, 2020|Bible, education, Home Days, Memorization|

3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work One unique component of Classical Education is memory work.  Who really enjoys memorizing a ton of material?  I don’t know of anyone who thinks this is the most enjoyable way to spend time.  However, our brains are a muscle.  Like your other muscles, the brain needs to be [...]

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Golden Campus Update

By |2021-03-31T10:37:14-05:00September 4th, 2020|education|

Golden Campus Update! Dear GDA Families, Our children are back in school and great things are underway! We reached a big milestone—the first phase of the Golden remodel is complete. Thank you to our volunteers who worked hard to get both the Golden campus and River Stone campus ready for students. But the [...]

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Helpful Home Day Tips for Your students!

By |2021-11-04T12:24:06-05:00August 13th, 2020|Home Days|

Helpful Home Day Tips The first helpful home day tip is to start your day with prayer and focused time with the Lord. Pray with your child when they are struggling -- patience, attention, understanding, etc. Go over memory work as a family – works great during meal times. Record memory work on [...]

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Timeless Text: The Odyssey

By |2021-04-01T11:04:36-05:00August 5th, 2020|Classical Education|

Timeless Text: The Odyssey As students in 7th grade literature at Gloria Deo Academy were learning from the timeless text: The Odyssey by Homer, one of the requirements was to write about the timelessness of a passage of their choice. This student chose the passage describing a beautiful orchard that Odysseus observed during his travel. [...]

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Back to School Anxieties

By |2021-04-01T11:13:14-05:00July 30th, 2020|education, Students|

Back to School Anxieties As we gear back up for school, you may notice some behavioral changes in your child. Back to school anxieties are normal. He might be extra clingy when you leave to run an errand. She might revert back to using a whiny voice that she hasn’t used in years. Your [...]

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