Grade 4


Best Wishes for a Successful 2019

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The Grade Four Class has appeared recently in the B.C. Catholic under the banner “Nota Bene News”. Below is a link that can direct you to two articles: “Hark the Grade Four Angels Sing” and “What blankets and Works of Mercy Have in Common”.

Nota Bene News

Grade Four Writing Contest Countdown – 9 Days – Entries Must Be Submitted By January 31, 2019

Blanket Count: 29


Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

January Virtue: 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 to try new things, in facing difficult situations, and in picking yourself up after a mistake and trying again. Courage comes from knowing that God is there to help and that you can count on God always. Students of St. Catherine’s School are challenged to practice this virtue and to be “Caught in the Act.




  • What is the usual day of Penance? A) Wednesday, B) Friday, C) Sunday
  • When must human life be protected? A) From birth, B) From the moment of conception, C) From the beginning of the sixth month of pregnancy
  • It is usual for good Christians to have difficulties in prayer. True or False
  • Three persons in God means there are three divine beings. True or False.
  • Through what sacrament do we receive a washing? A)Eucharist, B) Anointing of the Sick, C) Baptism 
  • What is a good conscience? A) The ability to do well in studies, B) The ability to judge right from wrong, C) The ability to sin without feeling guilty
  • What book in the Bible tells about the apostles and the early Church? A) Revelation, B) Acts of the Apostles, C) Gospel of John
  • What can we know about God? A) Nothing, God is beyond us, B) Only those things written in the bible, C) Many things,  but in a limited way


  • Study and learn the liturgical seasons as per, “Catholic Church Liturgical Calendar: 2018 – 2019”
  • Study and learn the liturgical colors as per, “Liturgical Colors”. What do the liturgical colors symbolize? When are the colors used during the liturgical year?



  • Students are asked to practice addition facts on a daily basis for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Mad Minute B – 11 & B – 12 due Wednesday, January 22st


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




  • complete a paragraph (good copy) on the climate of the Savannah due Monday, February 4, 2019


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 “Fire at Sunny Woods” including “Sequencing”, “Building Vocabulary”, and “Finding the Subject”. Do not complete the comprehension written – response questions. Due Wednesday, January 23rd.





  • Study and learn the words: against, favorite, a lot
  • study and learn the following words: accommodate, practically, and experience. Previous spelling words can be routinely practiced as well: absence, excellent, pneumonia, accidentally, excitement, possess, achieve, familiar, and preferred.

Mass Preparation:


  •  complete pg. 16 & 17 of Canadian Handwriting Book D due Wednesday, January 23rd


L.A. Writing:

  •  Students must submit their choice(s) for the “Grade Four Writing Contest” by Friday, January 11th. The form to be submitted, indicating student choice(s), is at the back of the contest package received before Christmas. Students are asked to choose a minimum of one entry.
  • Quick Write: New Year’s due Tuesday, January 15th












Oral Language:

  • memorize and learn “The Wall of Van Gogh” due Wednesday, January 23, 2019


Extended Learning Opportunities:

  •  Students can complete the learning package, “Deciduous Forests”. They can present their learning of deciduous forests by making a map of deciduous forests found around the globe, design a food chain, design a food web, make a model of soil layers that are found in a deciduous forest, show pictorially how trees change with the seasons, make a model of a deciduous forest’s strata, present a report on the threats that deciduous forests face, create a fictitious interview like the example from ‘Science in Action! Meet Pam Otto, Naturalist’, or complete the activity, ‘Make Your Own Food chain Flipbook’.
  • Students can make a mobile of animals (fauna) from a specific biome, i.e. tropical rainforest, arctic tundra, boreal forest, and so forth. here is a link that can help the students to design a mobile: Mobiles
  • Religion: Complete, “My Advent Booklet”.
  • Students can complete the learning package, “Coniferous Forests”. They can present their learning on coniferous forests by making a word search or crossword puzzle (see the link below), researching bogs and make a model of a bog, map the coniferous forests of the world, describe the adaptations of coniferous trees, complete the investigation in “Try This”, describe the animals that live in a coniferous forest (draw or model), research threats to the coniferous forests, make a “Pine Cone Bird Feeder”, design an experiment as described in the instructions, “Experiment with Acid Rain”, or make you own totem pole as described in “Past, Present, and Future Totem Pole.”
  • Complete the reading of “Courage”, highlight facts from the article, note take, write a rough draft on “What is Courage”, proofread and edit, and write a good copy.
  • Students can complete the learning package, “Tropical Rainforests”. They can present their learning on tropical rainforests by making a word search or crossword puzzle (see the link below), provide a model of the layers of a tropical rainforest, research the animals and plants found in a tropical rainforest, including the red-eyed tree frog or lianas, research the threats to the tropical rainforests, including the greenhouse effect or deforestation,  complete “Try This” by caring for a tropical rainforest plant at home (African violets, Christmas cactus, prayer plants, or zebra plants), research the Maya who once occupied the rainforests of Mexico and Central America, study and research water worlds associated with the rainforest, such as the Amazon River, complete “Plant Your Own: Humming Bird Garden”, or complete, “Make your Own: Rainforest Crunch ‘N’ Munch”.

Word Mint: The following link will require an email address and password. There are other free sites that can be searched using a browser.

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:


  • In our study of the liturgical calendar, the students have learned that the lives of the saints are celebrated, and in particular, martyrs. Red is associated with those that have been martyred and the lives of these martyrs are celebrated during the liturgical year. January 21st is the feast of St. Agnes, who was martyred as a young girl. Students are encouraged to research her life and present, in a creative way, her story.
  • Students can research the artist, Van Gogh. They can do a biography of his life, collect samples of his art work, or even recreate one of his famous paintings.

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