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Christmas STEM Learning Ideas

Reading Time: < 1 minute   Back by popular demand! Our Christmas STEM activities blog has become a yearly Dayspring tradition. Once again we have compiled a list of STEM resources for parents to keep their child learning over our Christmas break. Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Peppermint Paint Lollipop Cinnamon Dough Ornaments Christmas Cup Tower Challenge Sweet Manger Craft Indoor […]

The Richness and Relevance of Shakespeare

Reading Time: 8 minutes   At the end of each school year, Dayspring students discover the richness, depth, relevance and excitement of Shakespeare. This final week of school is a whirlwind of activity as students read and act out a Shakespeare play and choose an elective to bring to life an aspect of the play. The last day of […]

STEM Activities for Christmas Break!

December 11, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes   Christmas break is almost here and many of you may already be asking, “What am I going to do with the kids for almost two weeks?!” Breaks from school are a great time to engage with your kids in exploring STEM activities! STEM is an acronym which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. […]

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The Principle of Individuality . . . a Perspective Necessary for Liberty

Reading Time: 5 minutes In Spring of 2019, Dayspring Christian Academy’s Upper School students performed Learner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Based on Pygmalion, a work of George Bernard Shaw, the main character, Eliza, makes the following observation to her friend, Colonel Pickering: “You see, really and truly, apart from the things anyone can pick up (the dressing and […]

Has Google Made Memorization Obsolete?

Reading Time: 4 minutes The art of memorization is a long-standing tradition at Dayspring Christian Academy. From Kindergarten to Senior year the memorization of poetry, the Mayflower Compact, the preamble to the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, the Apostles Creed (in English and Latin), monthly scripture passages (in English, Latin, and Spanish), the Greek Alphabet, student orations, and more, is […]

Dayspring Christian Academy's Art Classes give students an understanding of who God is while developing their skills.

Art With A Purpose

November 2, 2017

Reading Time: 5 minutes As I plan Lower School Art classes I sometimes look on the internet at blogs and lesson plans of elementary art teachers.  It is rare that I copy a project, but rather adapt and re-purpose ideas I see.  Time and time again it has struck me that lessons in a specific grade will have no […]

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