Academics Overview

HVCS: Where every day is a special day!


Bringing Literature to Life!

Hickory Valley Christian School exists to help families develop strong foundations for their children. Whether it is spiritually, academically, developmentally, or socially our faculty strive to help each child reach his or her best potential while making learning fun and engaging. Our teachers are very creative and we never miss an opportunity to dress up or help our kids to shine on stage, whether it is a play or musical, a historical monologue, or a skit in chapel or circle. We have found that these opportunities instill a sense of confidence in our students that they carry with them in middle school and beyond.

To that end, we have chosen a theme that will incorporate what we are doing really well: Bringing Literature to Life! With that in mind, here is our plan for the year:

  1. Fall in to a great book: We will kick off the year with a celebration of a love of reading. Students in grades K3-5th will be exposed to a variety of great children’s literature, from classic picture books to Great Illustrated Classics. Mrs. Nichols will be hosting "All things Fairy Tales" in the library. We will also enjoy our annual Book Fair on Sept.13-17.
  2. Exploring the works of Charles Dickens: Each class 1st-5th will read a classic by Charles Dickens. In celebration of his life and works, the gym will be transformed into a Victorian village while students dress in costumes and perform skits based on his works. It is sure to be a fun, festive experience for our community.
  3. Cuddle up with a good book: We will kick of the new year with a story time circle in our pajamas and enjoy a biscuit treat. Library students will be learning about different genres of literature including: historical fiction, science fiction, biographies and mysteries. This unit will culminate in our annual celebration of the life and works of Dr. Seuss.
  4. World’s Fair: Spring will kick off with all the fun, learning and projects affiliated with World’s Fair. Classes will be reading stories or books by authors from their continent of focus. April also celebrates National Poetry Month. 
  5. KY Derby: It’s all about the horses! This has become a very popular tradition but this year we will tie literature and creative writing to the event as well.