Hello, and welcome to the Hebron Christian Academy website. The author of the 3rd and 4th grades page is Benjamin Cole. Ben is a sophomore at HCA, currently enjoying his time in an extracuricular website design class.
Ben is probably best known for his height. Standing 6'4" tall, he is head and shoulders above nearly all the other students. However he tries daily to humble himself and treats others as though they are above him. Ben strives to be friendly and respectful toward all the students and teachers at HCA but, like anyone, he has his moments of mischief.
Ben, along with several other students at HCA, has an extreme desire for the sport of basketball, and though he can't dunk (yet) he is working hard to become a great teammate and very capable player. His grades all usually rest above a 95%, and he finds most of his classes to be easy, but always accepts a good challenge.
An interesting note is that Ben acctually spent all his schooling up to 9th grade in a public school. It was at a large church event in Florida that he felt God tug at his heart to transfer from the public school system into the private school system, and that's how he became a student at HCA.
Hebron Christian Academy • Mrs. Martin's 3rd and 4th Grades
From Mrs. Martin
"I am Abby Martin. I have been teaching at Hebron Christian Academy since December of 2010. I graduated from Bob Jones University in the spring of 2010. I have a bachelor's degreee in Camp Ministry with a minor in Speech. I am working on my master's degree in Education from Liberty University."
As a teacher I am always working to learn more and understand better ways of educating my students. I have always loved children. I grew up in a large family and worked with the children from the time I was twelve. I worked as a teacher's aide and substitute teacher during college. I have had anywhere from seven-year-old to sixteen-year-old students in my classes."
I believe that we all have a learning style that, when used, will best absorb information for each person. I work to get to know each child's learning style and I work to cater my lessons to their styles. I want them to work to their full potential. I want to see them improve and become independent and confident. One of my greatest desires for my students is for them to have a Christ-centered worldview. I work to incoporate Christian truth into every day lessons."
I also have a great desire for them to have a passion for missions. We concentrate at least half of our Bible classes each week on missions. Another thing we concentrate on is becoming good readers. We work on not only fluency but comprehension. Reading is a key that makes all other subjects easier. I have a great desire to see all my students love reading. I enjoy teaching and am so blessed to have the honor of teaching the students that come into the 3rd and 4th grade class each year."
The pictures below are from a class project Mrs. Martin perfomred with her class concerning the properties of water. They made water wheels to help them understand water propulsion. There are also pictures of students in their costumes for the school-wide "Super Hero Day".
Aubrey Ossewaarde at the kitchen sink for a class water project
Mrs. Martin's 3rd-4th grade class holding their creations for the class water project
Mrs. Martin and student Andrew Mixon testing his creation for the class water project
Justin Styron testing his creation for the class water project
Rachel Oregon(left)and Abby Wilkins(right)dressed as heroes for Super Hero Day
Andrew Mixon dressed up as his own hero for Super Hero Day