In their final year at the Elementary School, HCS empowers 5th grade students to be leaders in how they speak and act. 5th grade students are expected to take responsibility for their studies through excellent study habits and they have the option to participate in supplementary learning experiences like Robotics, Orchestra, or Band. It is exciting to watch these 5th graders continue to grow into who God has created them to be!
Devotion & Leadership
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
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.
We encourage 5th grade students to take hold of their relationship with Christ through daily devotions and weekly authentic worship. These expectations provide the foundation for their 5th grade spiritual portfolio reflection in which they answer the question, "What are your top five memorable moments from 5th grade?"
The capstone project for fifth grade is a springtime interactive Easter event called "Grace Walk." Students move through a series of rooms where they are confronted with the suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ. This self-paced, individual experience is often significant in their faith development and a highlight of their 5th grade year.
The culmination of years of effort and prayer, 5th grade is a year of sharpening skills and deepening thought in preparation for Middle School. 5th grade begins with an overview of 1 Peter before diving into the stories of God’s covenant people, Jesus’ life, and the ministry of Paul. Writing activities are frequently integrated into content areas such as Bible, science, and social studies. Math in 5th grade gets practical as teachers help students engage in new strategies and techniques for multiplication, division and fractions. Students also learn about the different spheres of the earth, our human impact, and responsibility as stewards of God’s creation.
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
Mrs. Mikayla Miedema
Mrs. Brianne Buikema
Mrs. Cyndy Hoogeboom
Mr. Bob Meengs
Mrs. Lizz Neher
- Language Arts
School Should be Engaging
We love to have fun at Hudsonville Christian School. We exist to challenge the minds and lives of our students, and we have found that to be successful at this, there must also be an excessive amount of joy. Which is why our 5th Grade teaching team (and a few of their coworkers) host a volleyball match against their students at the end of every school year. There are signs made. Chants fill the gym. Everyone is smiling. No one keeps score. And, as long as no one pulls a hamstring, it is a beautiful picture of Christian fellowship.