Hands on learning of science at Grace Christian

From press reports

Recently the fifth graders at Grace Christian had the opportunity to make models of a plant or animal cell for science class.  Mason Joy, 5th grade math, science, Bible and history teacher, is in his third year at Grace.  “I appreciate the opportunity I have at Grace Christian to show all of my students that the root of knowledge is the Almighty Himself.”

Mr. Joy with the GCS 5th grade class

When asked to describe Mr. Joy’s teaching style, his rambunctious class had a lot to say. “AWESOME!” and “FUN!” seemed to be the two most prevalent adjectives among many the children used to describe Mr. Joy, who is also the pastor of East Louisville Baptist Church.  In fact, fifth grade student Emma Kay Eaves says her favorite classes at Grace are math and science, and classmate Anna Gillis added, “Mr. Joy is funny, and he makes me understand math better than any teacher I’ve ever known!” Fifth grader Chloe Weeks really enjoys being able to use creativity when working on projects.  She chose to make her animal cell model out of jello and other foods.  Other students made poster board models, or models out of cake, dough, or styrofoam.  “Making my project was really fun and it helped me remember the parts of a cell better,” Chloe said. This seemed to be a part of Mr. Joy’s plan. “Because every subject leads back to God, every subject is fun and exciting to learn about.  I want my students to know that knowledge is a treasure that no one can take from them.”  And he seems to be giving them as much of that treasure as he can. But enough about studying and science!  Belle Hudson said her favorite part of being in the fifth grade at Grace is that she loves her teachers and friends and enjoys the fun activities like music, P.E. and art–“and spelling,” she threw in as an afterthought.  What a blessing to be able to learn and have fun at the same time!