Hamilton Campus
547 West 5th Street, Hamilton ON

Grade 5A News

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Mr. Veldhuis  
Mr. Veldhuis
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Library Time: Wednesday
Gym Days: Monday (Outdoor), Tuesday & Thursday (Indoor)

Mme Van eek AIM French

The Work of Your Hand - Isaiah 64:8

Welcome to Grade 5A! It's hard to believe that the summer is already over. I hope that you could enjoy time spent with your family and friends in God's grand creation. I am looking forward to getting to know you all better, and am excited to join you in your journey of being equipped to shine for Christ in this world.

This year our school theme is "The Work of Your Hand." This theme is based on isaiah 64:8 where it says, "Yet you, Lord, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand." We will be unpacking this theme in our morning devotions and , if permissable, school assemblies.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or good news about your child. Please know that I hold up your child in my prayers.

Be blessed,

Mr. P. Veldhuis

Class News

Greetings from Grade 5A! We have had an interesting and productive week in our class.

On Thursday we participated in the "Ride For Refuge" walkathon. Although the weather was cloudy and rainy, this did not dampen our spirits. In our six kilometre walk we made sure that drivers and pedestrians knew for what we were walking The class did a phenomenal job in raising over $1 000 for this organization. Super job, class! With the funds raised, it is our prayer that new refugees arriving in Hamilton will be given the neceeary resources to make a fresh start in our city. Remember to bring in any last pledge forms and money to school on Monday.

Our Bible classes had us discussing the covenant God made with Moses and the people of Israel at Mount Sinai. In the "conditional covenant" God promised that the people of Israel would be His "treasured possession" if they obeyed Him fully and followed His commandments. We learned that the 10 commandments were given to the Israelites as a way of fulfilling their part of this covenant. Through our discussions we realized that the sprinkling of blood to seal this covenant foreshadows the great sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary's cross. A study of God's covenant with David will take place next week.

In math we were kept busy learning how to multiply whole numbers by multiples of ten (10,100, 1000). We also started to learn how to multiply two digit numbers by two digits. We will contiue working on this skill in the coming weekContinued practice of multiplication facts to 12 at home is encouraged to solidify quick recall of these facts.

Our social classes had us learning about the different parts of our federal government. Within the three branches of the federal system - executive, legislative, and judiciary - we can see how the parliamentary system of government works. In. our discussion of how laws are made, we realize that it takes  a long time for an idea to become a law. A socials test is slated for this coming Wednesday, October 27. A review sheet was handed out on Wednesday and is also available below under "Review Sheets."

A recent test in grammar and music as well as "Covenant Promises" evaluation forms are coming home in the Friday Folders. Please inquire about your daughter/son's results.

Remember to spend time this weekend to study for the upcoming socials test!

I am looking forward to another wonderful week with you!


Mr. Veldhuis


Google Classroom

For students to access Google Docs, click HERE. For each student from grade 4 to grade 8, their username is their firstname.lastname@ccshamilton.ca. Their password is the same as their chrome book password. If you need the password, please message the teacher about what it is. Although this is similar to an email address, students do not have the email function enabled as they are currently required to be 13 years old before having an email account.



* Proper shoes for outdoor gym.

* Bring in your Governing Canadians review sheet for in-class studying purposes.


* Gym clothes

* Bring in your Governing Canadians review sheet for in-class studying purposes.


Governing Canadians test - See tan review sheet handed out on Wednesday's class. It can also be accessed below under "Review Sheets."


PD Day - No school


* Spelling Test #5

*Memory work: Ephesians 2:10

* Current Events: Bianka V. & Mya Z.


Review Sheets can be found at the bottom of this webpage, under Review Sheets

Spelling List: List 5

I'll*                 they've                    don't*               we're                    didn't*

isn't*              couldn't*                  haven't             o'clock                 you're*

who's              aren't                      it's*                  doesn't*               there's

whose*           won't*                     I've                   jurisdiction          provincial

Memory work: Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


Links For Learning - Including Videos

The CCS Library purchases subscriptions to some databases that you may find helpful. The databases can be used by CCS students and families.

Destiny Discover

Destiny Discover is the OPAC for the CCS Library. It hosts our entire collection, and it can be searched online! Want to see if we have a certain book or two,
and if they are checked in our out? The information a click away!

World Almanac Kids Elementary

Interactive content, Homework Help for grades K-4
Username: calvincs    Password: ccs547


There are lots of goodies here! Suitable for grades 4-8
Username: calvincs    Password: ccs547

Britannica School Edition

Britannica provides articles in 3 levels: Elementary (K-Gr. 3), Middle (Grades 4-6), High (Grades 7-12).
Username: calvin   Password: ccs547

Britannica Image Quest

All images can be used for any purpose connected to Calvin Christian School.
Username: calvin   Password: ccs547


Review Sheets & Outlines

Governing Canadians Review Sheet 2021 W Grade 5A Download