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Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

February Virtue: Kindness

Kindness is being concerned about the welfare of others. Kindness is showing you care about anyone or anything that crosses your path, knowing that everything is a part of God’s creation. Kindness can be shown in small gestures that brighten people’s lives. You can be kind to people, to animals, and to the environment. Being kind makes things better for every one of us. Students of St. Catherine’s School are challenged to practice this virtue and to be “Caught in the Act.

Congratulations to Writing Contest Winners!

Report Cards Monday, March 11th

Student-led Conferences Friday, March 15th


  • 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
  • When did the Holy Spirit visibly descend upon Jesus? A) At his birth, B) At his baptism, C) At his resurrection, D) None of the above
  • What guidelines for living did Jesus teach at the Sermon on the Mount? A) The Ten Commandments, B) The Beatitudes, C) The Our Father
  • The Bible has many stories about the childhood of Jesus. True or False.
  • Which creature is self-sufficient? A) A lily, B) A sparrow, C) A human being, D) None of the above


  • 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?
  • study and learn the parts of the Mass, namely the Introductory Rites and the Liturgy of the Word
  • Complete notes on “Learning About Liturgical Seasons and Days”
  • Write a good copy of a paragraph that answers the question: “What does the Book of Sirach tell you about a faithful friend? Use text-based information to support your answer. Use the handout, “A Faithful Friend” Due Friday, March 15th
  • Write a rough draft summarizing the article, “Learning About Liturgical Seasons and Days” due Tuesday, March 12th
  • Write a rough draft of a “Gospel Reflection”, “How to Pray” due Wednesday, March 13th



  • Students are asked to practice addition facts on a daily basis for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Complete FSA Set E # 1 – 3 due Monday, March 11th
  • Brain Booster Set 3 # 1 – 4 due Monday, March 11th
  • Multiplication Grid Set 3 & 4  (0 – 3 X) due Tuesday, March 12th
  • Multiplication Grid Set # 5 due Wednesday, March 13th
  • Complete Multiplication Strategies: “Turnarounds” & “Doubles” due Wednesday, March 13th
  • Complete NS4-25 “Multiplication and Addition” and NS4-25 “Multiplication and Addition” due Wednesday, March 13th


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




  • Complete good copy of the paragraph on the Savannah’s plants due Wednesday, March 13th


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 FSA “Water savers & The Earth Game” due Monday, March 11th
  • Complete “Writing Roundup: What is Sequences” # 1 – 4 (Free Throws)





  • 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. 26 & 27 of Canadian Handwriting Book D due Wednesday, March 13th


L.A. Writing:

  • Quick Write: “My Top Ten” due Monday, March 11th










  • Complete “Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, and Using Thesaurus” due Friday, March 1



Oral Language:

  • memorize and learn the monologue, “Reinventing Time”.





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.
  • Students can memorize the Cardinal Virtues, memorize the Theological Virtues, memorize the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, memorize the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, define any or all the virtues, fruits, or gifts, write a story or narrative that may pertain to these virtues, gift, or fruits, write a fable (Aesop Fable) using one of the fruits, gifts, or virtues, create a self-assessment of the gifts, fruits and virtues for someone to take, pick a virtue, gift, or fruit, and write an essay that tells what it is? Why do we practice it? How do we practice it? And signs of success, choose other moral virtues and describe them, i.e. self-discipline, generosity, friendship, compassion, perseverance, make a poster displaying the Fruits of the Holy Spirit, the Cardinal Virtues, the Theological Virtues, and/or Gifts of the Holy Spirit, or make motivational poster that encouraged others to practice a certain virtue, fruit, or gift.
  • research meat-eating plants, draw examples of meat-eating plants, make a model of a meat-eating plant, or purchase an maintain the growing of a meat-eating plant such as the Venus Fly Trap (available at local garden shops).
  • 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?

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