A Benefit of Learning Cursive in the First Grade by Mrs. Karen McGhee

Over the summer I watched a news video about a school that, while undergoing a renovation, discovered a blackboard hidden behind the present day whiteboard. On the blackboard were chalk drawings: one of a ship, another of a little girl blowing bubbles. Scrawled across the slate were lessons written in cursive lettering. Most interesting to Read More…

“Off to a Good Start” by Mr. Ed Peets

Hello!  The CCA 7th & 8th grades have gotten off to a good start, and it’s hard to believe that the end of the first semester is already upon us.  There is nothing “earth shattering” to report, however we did have a great visit to the Montshire Museum a couple of weeks ago.  This was Read More…

Writing Selections from Jr. High

Below are a few writing selections, Mrs. Kathy Blum (English 7 and Jr. High Creative Writing teacher) wanted to feature on the blog.  The first is a writing assignment given to the English 7 class.   The Bronze Bow. Q. Do you think Samson is deaf and dumb?  Defiant?  Cannot understand the language?  Pretending you are Samson, write Read More…

Third Grade Trends by Miss Hannah Nilsen

As I started this school year, I had the fun privilege of starting the year with a group of students who I have gotten to know over the last few years at the school. They have been doing great! Much of our work has been review up to this point. However, they have been readily Read More…

An Update From 6th Grade by Mr. Tim Bonesteel

Wow, if this year went any quicker we’d be in warp drive and Scotty would be giving it all he’s got! The 6th graders have really been taking off in their studies of the Bible, Arithmetic, and English.   In Bible class we’ve been studying through the book of John and seeing how Jesus talks Read More…

“The Amazing Sumerians of Ancient Sumer” by Mrs. Janet Peirce

The Sumerians of Sumer were creative people.  In History/Geography, grade 5 and 6  students at Claremont Christian Academy are learning how the Sumerians used their God given talents to invent writing and the wheel.   INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGY!   Students made posters of the Sumerians amazing accomplishments.  Can you imagine life without writing or the wheel?  Those Read More…

10 BLESSINGS THAT CONNECT CCA and ME! (A Walk Down Memory Lane) by Mrs. Cindy Haynes

 10 BLESSINGS THAT CONNECT CCA and ME!   (A Walk Down Memory Lane)    CCA’s first principal, Mr. Bernard Cornell, along with Rev. Walter Dryer, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, were led of God to start CCA in 1976 using an individualized instructional curriculum called Accelerated Christian Education.  I graduated from Stevens High School that Read More…

“Mulling It Over” by COL(R) Mark Pomeroy

  “Mulling it Over”   I have been mulling over what the topic of this blog post should be for nearly two weeks.     There are so many ways that God has blessed Claremont Christian Academy (CCA) this year, and it has been difficult to decide what I should write about.   I’ve thought about telling you Read More…

It’s Time for the Butterflies! by Mrs. Terry Dunning

It’s Time For the Butterflies! We started with the egg. Then came the caterpillars. The Chrysalis is next. And finally…the Monarch Butterfly! (It’s a boy – see the black dots on the lower wings?)       This is our first year seeing all 4 stages of the Metamorphic Process! Soooo exciting – students from Read More…

Introducing CCA Teacher, Miss Joy Chambers!

The 2015-2016 is now well under way for Claremont Christian Academy.  My name is Joy Chambers and I have the privilege of teaching quite a few courses to the upper grades (8th-12th).  I teach two United States History classes and both classes have just finished Chapter 2 dealing with the explorers that “discovered” America, at Read More…