Grade 4

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Burns Bog Field Trip

Submerged Tractor Burns Bog

    Enjoying the Boardwalk

End of the Journey

High Touch and High Tech

Grade Four Scientist at Work

Looking at the Light Spectrum (Roy G. BIV)

Blinded by the Light

Blanket Count: 37



Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

April Virtue: Justice

Justice is being fair to everyone. It is just for people to receive a consequence or punishment when they do something wrong, and also just for people to be recognized when they are doing something right. Being just means standing up for your rights and the rights of others. When you practice being just, you don’t judge other people. Justice means you share fairly with others, avoid gossip, look for the truth by investigating yourself, and do not follow what others think or believer.

what would being just look like if…

  • You are with a group and they start to gossip?
  • Everyone is teasing a child who looks different?
  • Someone makes a remark to you about people of a different race?
  • An older child starts to get rough with you?
  • Something in your room is missing and you think your brother took it?
  • You are cutting the cake at your birthday party?

May Virtue: Compassion

Compassion is understanding and caring about someone who is in trouble or has made a mistake. It is being kind and forgiving because another person really matters to you. It’s caring deeply and wanting to help – even if all you can do is listen and say kind words. Being compassionate tells a person that they are not alone. It  makes you a friend when someone needs a friend.

Signs of Success:

  • Notice someone is hurting or needs a friend
  • Help people and animals in need
  • forgive others when they hurt you. Give others another chance to be a friend instead of hurting back
  • listen to others and try very hard to understand
  • care enough about others to stop what you are doing and let them know that you care

June: Faithfulness

Faithfulness is being true to someone or something. Faithfulness is being like a rock in the midst of rushing waters. You stand firm no matter what. It comes from really knowing and living what you believe. When you are faithful you can be counted on and trusted. If you are faithful to your beliefs, such as belief in God, honesty, or friendship, others can see your values in the way you act.

How do you practice faithfulness?

  • keep your promises
  • do a job with as much excellence and precision as you can
  • you practice faithfulness by learning and questioning and finding answers about your faith
  • listen to your heart when things come up to test your faith
  • be faithful in relationships, be loyal. You don’t talk about someone behind their back. If you feel mad or hurt, you go to them and talk privately. You don’t leave an old friend when a new one comes along.
  • Only make promises you can keep
  • keep your agreements
  • do a job carefully and fully as it needs to be done
  • clear up problems face to face
  • don’t say one thing and do another



  • Because only God can forgive sin, it is not necessary to confess to a priest. True or False
  • What is an example of racism? A) Not liking certain people, B) Denying rights to people of a different color, C) Going as fast as you can
  • What is most necessary for Christian living? A) Prayer, B) Guilt, C) Good Advice
  • Which feast celebrates the Angel Gabriel asking Mary to be the Mother of Jesus? A) Annunciation, B) Christmas, C) Visitation
  • What frees us from our daily faults and protects us from mortal sin? A) Baptism, B) Reconciliation, C) Eucharist
  • What are examples of the spiritual works of mercy? A) Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, B) Counsel the doubtful, forgive all injuries, C) Visit the sick, bury the dead
  • What is a hindrance prayer? A) Strong feelings, B) Fear of god, C) Wounded pride
  • God was already called “Father” before Jesus’ time? True or False


  • Complete Glorious Mystery Prayer Pamphlet (title page, a prayer to Mary) due Monday, June 24.


  • Collect examples of graphs from media sources (Internet) and place in envelope


  • students can visit the link below and use their password to complete online Math lessons





Aquatic Biomes

Terrestrial Biomes

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Computer Science:

Below is a link to “Scratch” an online coding site. Students can access this site by using their Username and Password.


L.A. Reading:

  • Complete “Lighting the Way” due Wednesday, June 12
  • Collect Nutrition Labels and place in an envelope





  • study and learn the following words: against, favorite, a lot, accommodate, practically, experience, absence, excellent, pneumonia, accidentally, excitement, possess, achieve, familiar, preferred, believe, chief, thief, receive, deceive, receipt, neighbor, weigh, sleigh, leisure, relief, neither, grief, ceiling, field, perceive, rein, friend, siege, height, science, brief, weight, vein, freight, relieve, niece, deceit, belief, patient, thief, piece, review, hygiene, receipt, foreign, seize, conceive, reign, shriek, chief, either, deceive, taking, desirable, becoming, shaping, famous, brutish, using, maker, loved, coming, homeless, debatable, sizable, tracing, completeness, likable, exciting, exploded, scoring, activate, courageous, noticeable, ageing, knowledgeable, peaceable, traceable, changeable, gaugeable, replaceable, manageable, paleness, fateful, management, definiteness, peaceful, remorseful, hopeless, wholesome, wasteful, argument, judgement, wholly, truly, duly, subtly, picnicking, panicking, mimicking, frolicking, trafficker, picnicker, mimicker, plasticky, garlicky, panicky, colicky, panicked, frolicked, and mimicked. There will be a Spelling Bee on Wednesday, June 26th to declare a classroom spelling champion based on the aforementioned words. 

Mass Preparation:




L.A. Writing:

  • Quick Poetry: Complete blackout poem from “Squirrels in the School”. Two parts: 1) blackout words from the excerpt from “Squirrels in the School”, 2) write the blackout poem on a separate page with the characteristics of a traditional poem, i.e. title, author, punctuation, stanzas, etc… due Monday, June 3












Oral Language:





Extended Learning Opportunities: 

Word Mint

  • Research tornadoes, including the rating system (F0 – F5), historical examples, causes of a tornado, “Tornado Alley”, create a poster board showing destruction pictorially, and so forth. Below are links to help students research or experiment:


Tornado Experiment

  • research origami and produce origami folds, namely cranes which relates to the story, “Sadako  and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr, introduced in Math and then read to the students. Below is a link to an origami web page for history and various folds including cranes:


  • Students can construct their own kite. Below are links that help you get started.                      
  • Simple Kite Design, Challenging Kite Designs
  • Research the 5 major religions of the world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. What are the beliefs of these religions? How are they different from one another? Are there any similarities? Where did these religions originate? How did they originate? Where can these relions be found in our world today?
  • Students can compose a letter to Catholic Relief Services requesting information about the services they provide. Below is a sample letter that a student can use to compose their own. It would be appropriate to write such a letter as it relates to the Pope’s general intention for the month of April: Doctors and their Collaborators in War Zones. For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
  • Example Letter to Catholic Relief Services
  • Use the link: “Creative Ways to Present Student Learning” and complete a project on any of the topics listed: whales (blue whale), history of a sport (tennis), finger prints (biometrics), black holes, top ten sites in B.C., history of motion pictures, colors, and the moon.
  • Use the link: “Creative Ways to Present Student Learning” and complete a project on any of the topics listed: famous aboriginal Canadians, how to create healthy bones, history of road building, research the best forms of exercise, the Statue of Liberty or other famous landmark preferably a Canadian landmark, history of kites, Columbus or any other famous explorer, and do mice really scare elephants?
  • Use the link: “Creative Ways to Present Student Learning” and complete a project on any of the topics listed: the Olympics, bats, what is needed for plants to grow? research plants that bloom at night, how does hair grow? research a famous composer like Mozart or Beethoven , research a province of Canada, start a collection i.e. stamps, coins, hockey cards, Pokémon, how did April Fool’s Day begin?
  • Use the link: “Creative Ways to Present Student Learning” and complete a project on any of the topics listed: dragon myths, benefits of exercise, gardening, unicorns, weather erosion, famous women, and seamounts.
  • Use the link: “Creative Ways to Present Student Learning” and complete a project on any of the topics listed: honey possum or honey sucker, history of feasts or famous feasts, volcanoes, boomerangs, alligators/crocodiles, bird habitats, and archery.

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