I Can’t Get That Song Out of My Head!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you know what an earworm is? Before I answer that, I have another test. I am going to write a phrase and see if you can finish it: “The best part of waking up is _____________” “Like a good neighbor, _________________.” “Give me a break, give me a break. Break me off a piece […]

The Foundational Promise of The Hope Coalition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Few things are more tragic than untapped potential in children. Preschool is one foundational component to help children reach their potential in every stage of life. The preschool experience is a major influence throughout a child’s life. Numerous national and regional studies confirm children who attend preschool as a 3 or 4-year-old have better grades […]

What’s In A Name?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In three-year-old preschool, some students go the entire year without knowing their classmates’ names: “That boy has the truck I wanted!” or “She is my friend.” In a recent small group activity at one of our tables, a girl called a little boy by his name. I noticed immediately because it really is quite rare, […]

God’s Word: the Foundation of Wisdom

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]My office sits right across the hall from the daycare, adjacent to the preschool wing of the Academy. All throughout the day as they walk through the hallways, I hear daycare and preschool teachers making the same reminders: “Walking feet, please.” “Hands at your side.” “Put a bubble in your mouth.” “Don’t forget you have […]

Oliver and the Insect

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The way students learn about their world affects the way they apply what they learn. In 2nd and 3rd grade, we recently started a science unit on animals. Our curriculum began by discussing how God had given Adam the job of naming and taking care of the animals, and we continued on from there. At […]

Learning: The Welcoming of Growth Through Uncertainty

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If your family is anything like our family, it’s been a minute since you had a solid morning routine. (Okay, okay – For those of you who know the Knoblochs, you know from previous years’ school drop-offs that morning routine has never been our forte.) But this year especially, after so many months without much […]

The Value of Abiding Savior Academy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Academy is invested in developing servant leaders who think critically, engage in our world helpfully, and share the love of Christ wherever He takes them. Thank you, from all of us, to all of you who are investing in these students and this vision with us.

Developing Students With Confidence & Compassion Through a Biblical Worldview

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cultural influences are all around us. By default, we learn what we see modeled around us. We believe that for students to learn to act and think differently than the world in which we live, they need to be taught and modeled on how to do so. In the formative years of their lives, […]

Privileged to Partner with the Sioux Falls Hope Coalition

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_images_carousel images=”5658,5659,5660,5661,5662″ img_size=”full” autoplay=”yes” wrap=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our congregation and Academy is privileged to partner with the SF Hope Coalition, Multiple Churches offering Pre School, and Community Leaders all working toward ensuring that every child gets an opportunity to attend preschool before entering Kindergarten. Abiding hosted a partnership event and tour yesterday, celebrating the most recent Corporate Partnership […]

Teaching Children to Love the Things that are Lovely

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase: “Garbage in, garbage out.” This phrase, of course, suggests that as it relates to the mind, that which we fill our minds with affects the way we respond to the world around us. You may also be familiar with the similar thought found in Matthew 12:34b, “For the mouth speaks […]