Elementary is an exciting and robust time, full of reading, creative writing, and math basics. Our teachers work with students to build a love for learning, blessing those around us, and belonging to God.
PROJECT BASED LEARNING
Students at all grade levels work to develop deep content knowledge as well as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills through this approach to learning. A real-world problem or complex question is taken on by students over an extended period of time, culminating in a public product or presentation for a real audience.
An integral part of building community at Zeeland Christian School is being part of a Family Group. Students are all assigned a Family Group in First Grade. They stay with their Family Group all the way through ZCS. Each Family Group has 2-3 students from every grade level. The older students are responsible for the younger students.
Together, they study the Bible, they work on service projects and sometimes, they just hang out and have fun! The Zeeland Christian community is stronger because of these multi-age relationships and the mentoring that takes place within the Family Groups.
All School Chapel, Grade-level Worship, Camps, Family Groups, Running Club, and 5th Grade Band
Art, Music, World Language, Technology, Library, and Gym.
Teachers focus on developing a trusted relationship with students so that the children feel comfortable trying new things.
Teachers point students toward the information they need but do not often provide it to them.
Teachers show students the amazing world God has created.
A project on Egypt (social studies) will involve the amazing geometry of the pyramids (math) while reading a fiction book on the life of slave girl in ancient times (language arts).
Teachers strive to show students real world applications in everything they teach.
Teachers meet each student where he or she is academically.
Students are encouraged to explore subject matter as opposed to being led through it by the teacher.
Teachers pose questions to students and give them the chance to discover the answers.
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