Penney Davis

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About Penney Davis

I have been teaching science for more years than many of our parents are old! My passion has not changed or wavered. I am passionate about God. I am passionate about children. I am passionate about science! Put those three ingredients together and you have a dynamic environment that will impact lives permanently. It is easy to leap out of bed every day and enter a science lab filled with eager faces belonging to kids and young adults who are ready to engage in learning for the purpose of one day impacting others in the same way.

The Beautiful Blue Cell

By | June 25th, 2018|Mrs. D's Musings, Uncategorized|

Recently I underwent a surgical procedure for skin cancer called Moh’s. My first thought was, “That’s the name of a hardness classification for rocks and minerals!” True, but trust me it is not what my surgery involved. Moh's is microscopically controlled cancer surgery developed in 1938 by a general surgeon by the name of Frederic [...]

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To make a difference…be prepared to get dirty

By | June 9th, 2018|Mrs. D's Musings|

So, there we were, driving around in gorgeous mountains drinking in the beauty of our surroundings. Great way to relax after a crazy school year. We changed lanes to pass an enormous flat bed tractor trailer that was carrying the biggest earth moving device I have ever seen. It was obviously right out of the [...]

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Mrs. D’s Musings…on Mothers

By | May 14th, 2018|Childhood Education, Mrs. D's Musings|

Instead, we were like young children[a] among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and [...]

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Reflections on Retreat

By | November 22nd, 2017|Mrs. D's Musings, Uncategorized|

The High School Retreat is always a time of reflection. It is a time when we look back and remember what our current seniors looked like as 9th graders.  Our 2017 House Captains attended their first High School Retreat right at the Blue Horizon Retreat Center.  It is incredible to see the changes in their lives. [...]

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New Zealand Reflections 1

By | July 24th, 2017|Mrs. D's Favorite Places, Teacher Updates|

"Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever." Ecclesiastes 1:4 We have waited seven years to return to this beautiful country. Seven years ago this past March, Mr. D's amazing Mom left us for her eternal home. We were at her bedside holding her hand. We can only imagine the reception in Heaven [...]

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Lichens!

By | June 13th, 2017|Mrs. D's Musings|

Lichens are amazing. They are found in so many places, but because they look familiar, we seldom stop to think about their complexity. Lichens are slow growing, symbiotic organisms made up of a fungus and an alga. Because of symbiosis, lichens, or at least their components, belong to two kingdoms: Fungi and Protista. Some lichens [...]

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Lesson from Olives

By | May 3rd, 2017|Mrs. D's Favorite Places, Mrs. D's Musings|

Lesson from Olives I love the beach, and last week I spent an hour walking on my favorite beach, talking to God as I went! Amongst other things I was asking for Him to renew my love and passion for Him, especially as we push to the end of the school year! As I walked, [...]

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Mini Lab: Drops on a Penny

By | April 25th, 2017|STEM Labs and Activities|

Elementary students, here’s a mini-lab you can try at home to practice using the scientific method. Science is all about asking questions and finding answers. So just to help you begin to think, try to answer the question above. For starters, take a guess: “How many drops of water do you think will fit on [...]

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Facing the New Year…

By | January 5th, 2017|Christian Home School Program, Mrs. D's Favorite Places, Mrs. D's Musings|

The good is often the enemy of the best. As we reflect over 2016, it seems appropriate to contemplate something that truly was the "best." The first thing that comes to mind is Christmas shopping. Gift giving is always good. We love to give gifts, and we are always blessed when we receive gifts. However, [...]

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