4th Grade is often a season of significant development for students. Interests broaden, academic subjects are more challenging, social interactions get more complicated, and faith becomes even more personal. At HCS, our Christ-following, student-loving teachers have the experience and expertise to help students (and parents) navigate this change. Done well, students leave 4th Grade with a passion to demonstrate their Christian faith and a greater respect for themselves and others.
Confidence & Depth of Faith
If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides so that in all things, God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
1 Peter 4:9-11
The Bible is the lens through which we look at everything at HCS. It weaves throughout our curriculum, and worship and prayer are daily class activities. Nurturing a delight in studying the Bible and sharing about their faith is paramount for our Christian faith. Students attend and lead at our weekly Chapels and discuss their learning with their teachers and classmates.
In their fifth entry into their spiritual portfolio, 4th grade students answered, "How do you demonstrate you are a Christian at home, at school, and in your community."
The 4th-grade capstone project examines God's plan of salvation through the Old Testament heroes and the birth of Christ. The Jesse Tree project at Christmas is a highlight for many students.
In addition to students learning Language Arts as a subject, in 4th Grade HCS integrates Language Arts through all subjects. Specifically, teachers focus on strengthening reading habits and retention in informational reading. In Math, students achieve state standards as we prepare students to serve God and others in our world. Students grow in understanding and awe of God’s perfect design through examining cause and effect, life sciences, and energy in 4th grade science.
Our biblical worldview is present across all areas of learning. Through an interdisciplinary approach, our teaching utilizes thematic units to connect Bible, language arts, math, and science. Weekly “Specials” provide additional experiences in the arts, Spanish, literature, and physical education.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Students participate in supplementary subjects:
- Physical Education
- Ms. Jae’l Brinks
- Mr. Kevin Sills
- Mrs. Sue Spotts
- Mr. Justin Terpstra
- Reading/Language Arts
- Social Studies