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Date: Monday, January 27, 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 .


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




  • Gospel Reflection John 1: 29 – 34 “Jesus’ Baptism” on the “Gifts of the Holy Spirit” due Tuesday, January 21



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

Daily Reflections



  • Mad Minute A – 55 due Tuesday, January 28th
  • Quick Math – “NS4 – 10 & NS4 – 11 Counting by 10s, 100s, and 1 000s and Comparing Numbers: Advanced”. Due Monday, January 24th
  • Complete Chapter 1 Review pg. 1 – 8 (Lessons 1 – 7 and Test Yourself) due Tuesday, January 28th
  • Quick Math – ” NS4 – 8 & NS4 – 9 Differences of 10, 100, and 1 000″. Due Wednesday, January 22.
  • FSA Set E # 6 & 7  due Monday, February 3
  • Brain Booster Test 3 # 17 – 25 due Monday, February 3
  • 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.






  • note take on “What is a Biome?” Write notes based upon highlighted facts from the article, “What is a Biome?” due Monday, January 27th



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:

  • Complete “Fire at Sunny Woods”. All exercises and questions must be complete for Monday, January 27th
  • Complete “Contrasting Words as Meaning Clues” Practice 1. Write five sentences using the words: contemporaries, elated, evasive, complicate, imperceptible).
  • FSA “Spin”. Due Monday, February 3.





  • Complete “Quick Spelling 3” Syllabication. Study words: because, before, birthday, cupboard, football, handkerchief, hospital, principal, remember, and thanksgiving.

Mass Preparation:


  • Complete pg. 26 & 27 of Canadian Handwriting Book D. Due Wednesday, January 29. 


L.A. Writing:


  • Grade Four Writing Contest. Students are asked to choose from one category: poetry, narrative writing, or expository writing. The submission date for their publication is Friday, February 7th. There will be ribbons and prizes for first, second, and third place in each category. Students must submit one publication; however, they are not limited to one entry. Parents and students can consult the handout: “Grade Four Writing Contest” for details and examples. The students will also receive direction from their teacher, and explanations of categories and choices available to them.
  • Students must fill in the form for the “Grade Four Writing Contest” (back of “Grade Four Writing Contest” package) , indicating the category or categories they wish to enter. Remember: students must at minimum, enter one category and produce one submission. However, students can enter as many poems, stories, or reports as they wish.
  • Compose and complete rough draft of “Question Poetry”. Students are to compose two “Question Poems”. Due Tuesday, January 28th.


 FRANCAIS     avec Mme Sills


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







  • Complete Exercise 3. Students must write ten,  two-word sentences and analyze for the subject and predicate (noun and verb). Make sure sentences are capitalized and properly punctuated. Due Wednesday, January 15th.



Oral Language:


  • Learn and memorize the “One Minute Monologue”, “Monster Under the Bed”. 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 page of the poem, “Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe for Friday.





Extended Learning Opportunities: 


  • The Pope’s general intention for the month of September: That politicians, scientists, and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans. Using this prayer as a starting point, students can research the Earth’s oceans, describe the threats to our oceans and seas, report on resources we gather from our oceans, research ways in which politicians, scientists, and economists are cleaning and protecting our oceans, describe ways people can protect our water resources, The Blob, plastics, El Nino, Driftnet Fishing, etc…. To get started with ideas, use the links below:


Cleaning Our Oceans

Ocean Projects

  • research snakes
  • Research of the major religions of the world: Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, or Islam.
  • Research, report, or conduct an experiment on tornadoes. The liks can be used below for ideas:

Tornado Experiment



Word Mint

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