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Date: Monday, February 18, 2020

What is a hindrance to prayer? A) Strong feelings, B) Fear of God, C) Wounded pride

God was already called “Father” before Jesus’ time.   True or  False.

Through what sacrament are we born as God’s sons and daughters? (A) Baptism, (C) Reconciliation, (C) Confirmation

Without a good education, it is difficult to know right from wrong?  True or False .

What are the Gospels? (A) Books of the Old testament, (B) Books of the Bible that tell about the life of Jesus, (C) Books of the Bible that tell about the creation of the world

In whose name is a Christian baptized? (A) In the name of Jesus, (B) In the name of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, (C) In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

What is blessed before its use in Baptism? (A) Candles, (B) Water, (C) Incense


Virtue of the Month for January: Courage

What is courage? Courage is personal bravery in the face of fear. It is doing what needs to be done even when it is really hard or scary. Courage is going ahead even when you feel like giving up and quitting. Courage is needed in trying new things, in facing difficult situations, and in picking yourself up after a mistake and trying again. It is doing what you know is right even if other people laugh at you or call you names. Courage comes from knowing that God is there to help and that you can count on God always.

Why practice courage? Courage is the best thing you can have if you are scared or unsure. Courage helps you do great things. Without courage everyone would do only what is easy. No one would try new things that seem hard. Fear would be in charge.

How do you practice it? You do what you know is right even when it is hard or scary.  You face your mistakes with courage, learn from them, and keep trying. You work to understand something which you are afraid of and decide if it is real or just imagined. Remember that you can always ask for help when you need it. You can count on God to give you strength and help. When you feel afraid, go ahead and feel your fear. Name it, then let it go. Decide what is the wise thing to do. Go ahead  and do it even if you still feel afraid.

What does courage look like if…

  • You are asked to speak inn front of your class at school?
  • You feel scared of the dark when you’re trying to go to sleep? (What help do you need?)
  • You see another child being teased hurt by a group of children?
  • All your friends want you to try something, like stealing or smoking, and you feel it is wrong?
  • You do something you are sorry for, like breaking one of your mother’s favorite plates? No one knows who did it.


Signs of Success:

  • Do what you know is right even when it is hard or scary
  • Admit mistakes and learn from them
  • Are willing to try new things
  • Ask for help from God and others
  • Find courage in your heart even if others laugh at you or call you names
  • Go ahead and do something you want to do even if you feel afraid


Virtue of the Month for February: Kindness

What is kindness? Kindness is being concerned about others. Kindness is showing you care about anyone and anything that crosses your path, knowing that everything is part of God’s creation. You can be kind to people, to animals, and to the environment. Kindness means you care for others and the earth as much as or more than you care about yourself.

Why practice kindness? Without kindness no one would listen when people or animals need help. Everyone would be looking out for themselves. The world is lonely without kindness. People’s selfishness and the lack of kindness to the earth has caused damage to the air, water, the land. This has brought suffering to people and animals too.

How do we practice kindness? You practice kindness when by noticing when someone or something needs care. You become sensitive to the world around you. When you are tempted to be cruel, to criticize or tease, you decide not to do it (even with your brothers and sisters!). You accept people who are different or handicapped instead of ignoring them.

What would kindness look like if…

  • A new child comes to your class and she looks lonely?
  • You start teasing your brother and he is getting upset?
  • Some kids you have been playing with start ridiculing a boy who has big ears?
  • Your cat has gotten some burrs in her fur?
  • Your mother seems tired lately?

Signs of Success

  • Give tender attention to someone who is sad.
  • Do things that give others happiness.
  • Practice habits that help the earth (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).
  • Resist the temptation to be cruel in your words or actions.
  • Take a good care of animals.
  • Remember your connection to creation.



  • complete notes on “Learning About Liturgical Seasons and Days” due Tuesday, February 11th
  • Complete “Benefits of Salt”, “Benefits of Light” and answer, “How can we become the “salt of the earth”, and the “light of the world?” from the  “Gospel Reflection – Matthew 5: 13 – 16 – Parable of Salt and Light. Due Tuesday, February 18th


Here is a link for students and families to use as a Daily Reflection:

Daily Reflections



  • Mad Minute A – 64 due Wednesday, February 19th
  • Quick Math – NS4 – 17 & NS4 – 18: “Adding Four – Digit Numbers ” & ” Subtraction”. Due Wednesday, February 19th.
  • FSA Set F # 4 & 5  due Monday, February 24th
  • Brain Booster Test 3 # 37 – 42 due Monday, February 24th
  • Complete “Modeling Thousands” A – E pg. 39 Focus textbook. Due Wednesday, February 19th.
  • Return “Subtraction Letter” signed by parents
  • students can visit the link below and use their password to access Mathletics. Most students have now received a Mathletics password. The recommended time for homework on a daily basis is one hour. If students have finished homework, that is work due for the next school day, it is recommended to pursue the lessons in Mathletics.
  • Students should practice 5 – 10 minutes per day, basic subtraction facts. Students have been given flash cards to assist in this.






  • Complete a rough draft of a paragraph choosing one biome: deciduous forest, coniferous forest, tropical rainforest, desert, temperate grassland, tropical savanna, tundra, or mountain alpine. Use the facts found on “Amazing Biomes: Biome Briefs: ready Reference” for paragraph details related to location, climate, description, environmental threats, plant adaptations and animal adaptations. The rough draft is due Wednesday, February 19th



Desert Biome

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:

  • FSA “Grassoline”. Due Monday, February 24th.
  • Complete “Similar Words as Meaning Clues: Practice 2” due Wednesday, February 19th





  • Study and learn words: because, before, birthday, cupboard, football, handkerchief, hospital, principal, remember, and thanksgiving.
  • Complete “Quick Spelling 4”. Learn to correctly spell words using the strategy, “word – in – a – word” memory trick. Students need to study and learn the following words: there, piece, address, secretary, hear, dilemma, environment, achieve, familiar, and preferred.

Mass Preparation:


  • Complete pg. 32 & 33 of Canadian Handwriting Book D. Due Wednesday, February 19th. 


L.A. Writing:


  • Quick Write: Students will write on the saying: “Your Life Will Reflect What You Expect” due Tuesday, February 11th.
  • Compose and complete good copy of “Question Poetry”. Students are to compose two “Question Poems”. Due Wednesday, January 29th.


 FRANCAIS     avec Mme Sills


  • Continue to practice your numbers #1-59. There will be weekly quizzes, so be prepared.





  • Quick Art: Complete the drawing of a “Tent”. Due Friday, February 7th.



  • Complete Exercise 4 # 5 – 8. Students will complete four sentences so that there is an adjective, noun, and verb. Students must provide two additional synonyms for the adjective used in their sentence, using a thesaurus. Due Wednesday, February 5th.



Oral Language:


  • Learn and memorize the “One Minute Monologue”, “The Wall of Van Gough”. Ongoing.
  • Upcoming Speech Arts Competition – April/May 2020. Students will be asked to choose from several categories and present their poetry recitation, character recitation, retelling of a story, speech and/or Bible reading. The class will be presenting, “Bells”, a poem by Edgar Allan Poe as a class choric dramatization. Students are asked to secure a bell for use during the poem’s recitation. The bells need to be of a variety: tinkle (merry), joyous (wedding bells), clamorous, and disturbing/scary.
  • Memorize the first (I)and second page (II)of the poem, “Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe for Friday.
  • Return selections for the “Speech Arts Festival” on Monday, February 24th. Students are to choose three categories they wish to participate in. A package has been given to the students explaining each category. Students will receive teacher instruction on each category and highlighting the expectations and criteria.





Extended Learning Opportunities: 

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