Hamilton Campus
547 West 5th Street, Hamilton ON

Grade 5B News

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Miss M. Koning  
Ms. M. Koning

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Library Day: Thursday
Gym Days: Monday (Outdoor), Tuesday & Thursday (Indoor)

Reminders:  Music: Mondays and Fridays - make sure to bring your recorder to school

Welcome to Grade 5B! I don't know about you, but I find it hard to believe that summer is already over. I hope that you had a great summer, and could spend time with family and friends enjoying God's beautiful 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." It is based on Isaiah 64:8, "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 permissible, school assemblies.

As a way to help you become a better student and member of the Grade 5B class community, be sure to check out this webpage each weekend. Not only will you and your parents/guardians find a summary of what we learned in the past week in the Class News section, but you will also find spelling lists, memory work passages, as well as a Homework section listing upcoming quizzes/tests/assignment deadlines and special class/school events or field trips for the following week. Furthermore, this webpage will also include project outlines and test/quiz study sheets in the Review Sheets & Outlines section. Special news and events happening in our class will also be noted occasionally in the school's weekly Courier. Parents, if you have not registered an account on the CCS webpage yet, please do this as soon as possible.

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.


Ms. M. Koning

The Work of Your Hand- Isaiah 64:8

Class News (Friday October 22)

Greetings, we had a great and productive week in Grade 5B. 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 what we were walking for. We also had some great discussion on what we were raising money for. With the funds raised by the school, it is our prayer that new refugees arriving in Hamilton will be given the support and resources they need 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 “conditional covenant” God made with Moses and the people of Israel at Mount Sinai, promising that they would be His “treasured possession” if they obeyed Him fully and followed his commandments. Through our discussions we realized that the sprinkling of blood to seal this covenant foreshadows the great sacrifice of Jesus on Calvary's cross. We also discussed what this all means to us personally. 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 digit numbers. We will continue working on this skill in the coming week. Continued practice of multiplication facts to 12 at home is encouraged to solidify quick recall of these facts.

During Socials classes we learned about the different parts of the federal government, and the three branches- executive, legislative, and judiciary. Through this we learned more about how the parliamentary system of government works. Throughout classes we also learned about elections in Canada and how laws are made. Students were surprised to learn how long it might take for an idea to become a law. There is a Socials Test concluding our unit “Governing Canadians” scheduled for this coming Wednesday, October 27. A review sheet was handed out on Wednesday and is also available below under "Review Sheets."

Finally, in Music students were given their recorders and learned how to hold them and play several notes. Students were all very excited about learning the recorder and are all doing a fantastic job playing them already.

In their Friday Folders this week students were returned their recent Grammar and Music tests, as well as their "God’s Covenant Promises" poster and evaluation form. Please inquire about your daughter/son's results.

Remember to spend time this weekend studying for the upcoming socials test! Also, as a reminder next week Thursday October 28 and Friday October 29 are PA days, with no school for students. 

I am looking forward to another fantastic week with you!


Ms. Koning

To view our classroom photo album, click HERE

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.


  • Return emptied Friday Folders to school initialed by parents.
  • Proper outdoor gym shoes
  • Gym clothes ( and deodorant!). Please bring outdoor shoes for gym class
  • Socials- Governing Canadians Test

Current Events: Eden






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

Spelling List - no test 


Memory Work: no memory work


Links For Learning - Including Videos

Typing Pal

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


Socials- Governing Canadians Test Review Sheet Please use this review sheet to study for your Social Studies test on the Canadian Government on Wednesday October 27. W Grade 5B Download