As God's image-bearers we have an innate enjoyment of creating things that never existed before. There is immense satisfaction in using our hands, eyes, minds, and hearts to download ideas from the Holy Spirit and manipulate materials to create something that can bless others. My job is to shepherd my students through the times when they have doubts about whether they can do something or when they feel a project is getting too difficult to complete. Perseverance not only builds their character, it boosts their confidence and results in artwork that is often breathtaking in its beauty.
to express the unique and exciting people God created us to be for His divine purpose. And that is always a beautiful thing!
In a globalized world, knowing a second language is becoming less of a hobby or privilege and more of a necessity. Furthermore, as Christians, we can leverage bilingualism to relate to others, share our faith with them, and obey the Great Commission by going to all nations.During their studies, students will learn about a variety of themes. They will study the prevalence of Spanish within the United States and learn about Spanish-speaking countries around the world. They will learn to talk about themselves and their interests, food, school, sports, and culture. They will also learn how to discuss and share their faith in Spanish.
Each week, students will enjoy a weekly reader with many interactive activities, games, puzzles, and so much more. While learning of the world around them, students will have age appropriate lessons focusing on Science, Math, Art, History, Current Events, and Reading skills. This will be done through educational and interactive videos, games, puzzles and worksheets that coincide with the lesson. In addition to a weekly reader, students will have the opportunity to rotate in various center-based activities. Library is an opportunity to open students’ minds to creativity and social skills according to what God's desire is for us.
Technology—it is on our desks, on our laps, in our pockets, and virtually everywhere else. Knowing how to navigate a computer and utilize its programs can be vitally helpful in academic settings, workplaces, and even the home. At Dayspring, students from kindergarten to fifth grade spend time each week in the Tech Lab where they get familiar with the keyboard through various typing drills, explore the Microsoft Office suite, and consider the broader world of technology to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
Given the unfortunate statistic that a significant percentage of children raised in Christian homes begin to doubt or even reject the Christian faith after leaving high school, we at DCA feel strongly that Christian schools need to do a better job of teaching students that there is good, solid evidence for our Christian beliefs. To that end, we focus on three basic areas of study each year:
We present them with scientific evidence demonstrating that the biblical accounts of Creation and The Flood in the book of Genesis are the best explanation of how this intelligently designed universe began to exist.
We present them with historical evidence that the New Testament Gospels are
reliable, eyewitness accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
We present the strong, historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and for Him being the prophesied Jewish Messiah.
Although we realize that only the Holy Spirit can convince someone of the truth of the
Gospel, we want to do our part in showing students that the Christian faith is not “blind”
faith but rather is supported by an overwhelming abundance of scientific and historical