Some Spanish students took a rainy day field trip to the music room where Mrs. McClure showed them various instruments they had studied in Spanish class. Some new students played the maracas and castanets for the very first time! Thank you Mrs. McClure for illustrating the importance of a strong arts education program in our school.
Kindergarten celebrated Johnny Appleseed Day through ma ny hands-on activities. We first dove into a book about an apple’s life cycle followed by a craft to show the different seasons of an apple tree. Next the students became chefs by peeling and cutting apples for homemade applesauce. Yum! Then we measured and weighed our apples with a balance scale and cubes. We ended our day focused on how Johnny Appleseed spread not only apple seeds but God’s Word. What a great example for us to follow. It was a fun filled day and many thanks to our helpers.
GCA celebrated our first group of students being inducted into the Knights Chapter of the National Honor Society on Friday, September 21st!
It’s an exciting time of year as Guardian Christian Academy! In addition to a treasure trove of classroom activities, field trips, trips to Pennsylvania and New York City, within a week’s time seventy-three students from both GCA’s preschool and high school will graduate! Here’s looking at just a couple relaxed moments.
Students in our precalculus class decided to work together on their final project and created a rap music video to explain the process of synthetic division.
Thank you for the positive feedback and support for the GCA Trailblazer 5K held at Pocahontas State Park on Saturday morning. With 185 registered for the 5K and 44 for the kids Fun Run, Nutzy adding his flair to the morning, and vendors on hand, it was a great experience! Thank you to our sponsors and our race coordinator, Mr. Ken Kelly. We’re already looking forward to next year!
First grade had a fun time visiting Tredegar Iron Works Civil War Museum last week! The students participated in and watched a play about Abraham Lincoln. They learned many things about his visit to Richmond in 1865 and what life was like for people in Richmond at that time. Students designed their own pennies and created log cabins! The students love to learn in so many different ways!
Kindergarten had an exciting day on Monday, February 26th, celebrating the 100th day of school! Their creative t-shirts varied from light sabers and legos to stickers and Christmas lights! Kindergarten started their morning by decorating crowns that said “100 days smarter” and that they are! They continued their celebration with sausage links and pancakes to represent the number 100! Yum, Yum!! The day continued to be full of fun…making 100 words on ice cream cones, building by 5’s and 10’s, and watching what 100 years ago looked like for children.
Kindergarten students experienced their first field trip this morning when they attended Young Chef’s Academy in Richmond to make alphabet biscuits and strawberry jam. Students learned kitchen safety and got hands on experience with every student having a job. While the biscuits were baking, the students helped with kitchen cleanup before enjoying their creations.
Today was the final collection day for the November/December school wide community service project “Change 4 change”. After the coins had been converted and the cash counted, the students came together and brought in over $1700.00. Next week select middle school students will go shopping to provide Christmas for a family in need.