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MATH COUNTS IN KINDERGARTEN!

Children start learning math skills from the time they’re born. This learning happens through everyday play and activities. Counting fingers, toes, and toys out loud or using words to describe the position of things (on, over, under, beside, etc.), sets the... Continue Reading →

What exactly is accreditation?

When Advent started back from the holidays, there were several parent meetings at the school. We discussed school improvement efforts since the last accreditation cycle and what our goals will be as we progress through this next one. If you... Continue Reading →

Graphing and Interpreting

In the middle school and high school math curriculum, graphing functions and interpreting graphs are important skills to develop and cultivate. But many students never feel comfortable in the coordinate plane. One project that helps Algebra 1 students in seventh... Continue Reading →

Festival of Lessons and Carols

What is the Festival of Lessons and Carols? It is a worship service - not a concert – of scripture readings or lessons from the Bible interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols. Originally, carols were music written for a... Continue Reading →

Advent 1st Grade

First grade at Advent has had a very busy and fun November! This month, first graders have been learning all about the first Thanksgiving. We started the month off with a field trip to American Village in Montevallo, AL. Check... Continue Reading →

Advent #GivingTuesday 2017

  I give because …. Giving is a personal thing for each individual.  For me, it means sharing my time, talent and resources with others.  For you, it may be something concrete such as participating in your community play or... Continue Reading →

Art makes us ‘Gritty’

On any given day in an art class at Advent there will be a flurry of activity.  Colors, lines and shapes will be moving across paper, forms will be assembled, and visual representations of ideas will be coming to life.... Continue Reading →

5th Grade Goes To Washington

The Advent fifth grade class took its annual trip to Washington, D.C. last month to explore fascinating museums, historical monuments, the White House, Mt. Vernon, and even the Spy Museum.  It was an exciting four-day whirlwind that started each day... Continue Reading →

Advent 4th Graders

In Alabama history, we study the history of our state from the when the first man arrived to present day. The students are excited to learn how our state has evolved over time. On a recent cool, crisp morning in... Continue Reading →

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