Friday, February 27

Homework for Friday, February 27th and Parent Notes for Week 24 (Monday, February 23 – Friday, February 27)

Student Homework:

1. Read for 15 minutes: God's Gift Eucharist chapter 3 and work on accompanying Study Guide

2. Finish or Make Corrections on Double Digit Subtraction Worksheet (or 5 minutes math)

3. Study for 5 minutes (individual poem and if finished - class poem!)

4. Memorize 1 minute Speech Arts poem by THIS Monday, March 2nd - if this is done, please help your child memorize our Whole Class Poem "If You Were Busy Being Kind" - see below!
5. Get spelling test signed
6. Field Trip Form for Skating Field Trip!

Commercial Break: 

Happy Days at CCS is taking place Saturday March 7. The PFG would like to remind you that the deadline to purchase tickets is February 27. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased after school, by email to or by completing the order form.

Corporate Sponsorship Deadline is February 27. Please if you require further information.

Donations will be graciously accepted until February 27. We will accept donations of cash, gift cards, services, new and unused items in their original packaging. Please email to arrange pick up. 

Regularly Scheduled Programming: Sister Mary Bethany will be there!!! Will you?!?!?! :)

A note from Mrs. Mar - Please check out her "Music" blog from the main webpage for info on costumes for the Spring Musical.

Parent Notes for Week 24 (Monday, February 23 – Friday, February 27, 2015)
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
-Monday, February 23rd (and every other Monday) from 3:15-3:45pm, we will be discussing the book Interior Freedom by Father Jacque Phillipe
-Tuesday, February 24th (and every Tuesday) from 2:15-2:45pm we will gather in the church to pray quietly for the children and meditate on the upcoming Sunday’s readings for Mass.
-Thursday, February 26th (and every other Thursday) from 9-9:30am, we will gather in my classroom for a presentation on and opportunity to ask questions about what the children have been learning about in religion
-Week of March 1st the children will present their Speech Arts poems and Bible readings before the class
-Wednesday, March 4th the children take pictures in their school uniforms (complete with a red sweater!) for a parish poster board reminding parishioners to pray for the First Communicants
-Thursday, March 5th (and every other Thursday) from 9:00-9:30am we will be discussing the book Rediscovering Catholicism by Matthew Kelly and Skating Field Trip10:30-11:30. More details to follow!
-Friday, March 6th Grade Two has Adoration and Confession from 1-2pm
-Saturday, March 7th – 6pm Auction Night
-Friday, March 13th Report Cards are sent home and Spring Break begins
-Saturday, March 28th – 9am-12pm First Holy Communion Retreat (for parents and children)
-Wednesday, April 1st – Grade Two CCS Retreat Day at Rosemary Heights
-Wednesday, April 8th – 6:30-7:30pm First Holy Communion Rehearsal Practice
-Saturday, April 11th – 10:30am First Holy Communion
Misc. Notes:
1.   Calling ALL glue guns… Anyone own a glue gun? It would be really helpful if we can borrow any glue guns that you own for our First Communion retreat to make banners with the children. Please bring them with you that day.
2.   Speech Arts – Please practice with your child for Bible Readings and memorized poem! Sorry for the surprise, but Bible Readings will actually be THIS week, not NEXT!
3.   God’s Gift Eucharist books – Please read a chapter a week and return it after April 11th. I am so sorry the packet is TOTALLY out of order!!! I have no idea what I did when I photocopied that. The order makes absolutely NO sense!!!!
Curriculum Notes:
1.   Spelling Words for this week: bring, brother, brown, drum, free, friend, frog, from, grass, grow. Challenge Bonus words: March, promise, sacrifice, desert, temptation. Advanced Spelling List (by invitation or for those who demonstrate knowledge of how to spell each word in advance on the Pre-Test) – careful, beautiful, wonderful, really, finally, sadness, happiness, helpful, graceful, sadly, lively, happily, kindness, sickness.
2.   Phonics Pages Plan: 195-200
3.   Jump Math Plan: 1-24
4.   Prayer Journal Plan:
a.   Monday – The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed on regular rosary beads. We say, “Eternal Father I offer you the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
b.   Tuesday – The Chaplet of Divine Mercy came about through the nun Saint Faustina Kowalska who lived in Poland. On the Hail Mary beads we pray, “For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
c.    Wednesday – We are in the 1st Week of Lent, a 40 day or 6 week season in the liturgical calendar to help us get ready for the great feast pf Easter. The colour of preparation is purple. We walk with Jesus in the desert.
d.   Thursday –The three traditional practices of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Prayer means that we pray even more than during Lent, Fasting means that we abstain from something good. Almsgiving means that we share generously what is ours.
e.   Friday – Jesus, be with us. Come among us now. Stay with us, close to us, be the Bread of Life for us. Jesus. You are near. Now we see you here. Be our life, be our light, keep us safe both day and night.
5.   Writing Journal Plan:
a.   Monday – One time I traveled on an adventure to the North Pole…
b.   Tuesday – When I taste toothpaste…
c.    Wednesday – If I were the teacher in Grade Two this week…
d.   Thursday – It is a good idea to try many types of food because…
e.   Friday – One time, in my dream, everything was upside down…

Mary Statue Sign Up - Mary is so excited to come home with you! She has some rosaries for you to borrow so that you can pray by her side. She also has some booklets so that you will know what prayers to say and mysteries to think about! Please take some time to complete the sheet about your visit with Mary and don’t forget to bring Mary back to school with you so that the next family can enjoy her company too!
Please answer the following questions as a family. 
1. Name all of the family members that prayed the rosary with you.
2. What was it like praying the rosary as a family?
3. Have you ever prayed the rosary as a family before?
4. Would you like to keep on praying the rosary together as a family?
Thursday, February 19 (Student Led Conferences Friday) - Friday, February 27  - Mireya
Friday, February 27 - Friday, March 6 - Rachel
Friday, March 6 - Friday, March 13 - Sarah
Friday, March 13 - Friday, March 27 (Spring Break) - Anthony
Friday, March 27 (Spring Break) - Thursday, April 2 (Friday is Good Friday) - Aine
Thursday, April 2 (Friday is Good Friday) - Friday, April 10 – Daniel (Visit 2!) J
Friday, April 10 - Friday, April 17 - Lauren
Friday, April 17 - Friday, April, 24 - Matteo
Friday, April 24 - Friday, May 1 - Robyn
Friday, May 1 - Friday, May 8 – Desmond
Friday, May 8 - Thursday, May 14 (Friday is a Pro-D Day) - ?

      Selection #1   
A reading from the Gospel of Matthew:

One day Jesus taught his disciples saying,
“You are the light of the world.  A city which is high on a hill cannot be hidden.  And people do not light a lamp and then put it under a basket.  No, they put it on a stand so that everyone in the house can see.  In the same way, you must let your light shine before everyone, so that everyone will see the light within you and the good that you do, and will praise God in Heaven”.

Selection #2
A reading from the Gospel of John
John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.  He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’  I did not know him, but the reason why I came baptizing with water was that he might be made known to Israel.”

Selection #3
A reading from the Book of Psalms
I will give you glory, O God my king,
I will bless your name forever,
I will bless you day after day
and praise your name forever.

The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
How good is the Lord to all,
compassionate to his creatures.

The Lord is faithful in all his words
and loving in all his deeds.
The Lord supports all who fall
and raises all who are bowed down.


“If You Were Busy Being Kind”
By: R. Foreman

If you were busy being kind,

Before you knew it you would find

You’d soon forget to think ’twas true

That someone was unkind to you.

If you were busy being glad

And cheering people who seem sad,

Although your heart might ache a bit,

You’d soon forget to notice it.

If you were busy being good,

And doing just the best you could,

You’d not have time to blame some man

Who’s doing just the best he can.

If you were busy being true

To what you know you ought to do,

You’d be so busy you’d forget

The blunders of the folks you’ve met.

If you were busy being right,

You’d find yourself too busy quite

To criticize your brother long,

Because he’s busy being wrong.

Term 2 Curriculum Questions
PLO #1:
1.          What are the words we say to respond to Father at the Greeting? And with your spirit.
2.          What are the words we say for the Penitential Act? I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do;through my fault through my fault through my most grievous fault Therefore, I ask blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.
3.         What are the words we say for the Gloria? Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to His people of good will. We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, You take away the sins of the world: have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; You are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
4.         What are the words we say after the First Reading?Thanks be to God.
5.         What are the words we say after the Gospel? Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.
6.         What are the words we during the Offertory? Blessed be God forever and May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of His name, for our good, and the good of all His holy Church.
7.         What are the words of the Creed or Profession of Faith? I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance of the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, With the Father and the Son who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
8.         What are the words we say during the Eucharistic Prayer? We lift them up to the Lord. It is right and just.
9.         What are the words of the Holy, Holy, Holy?
PLO #2:
1.          What is a liturgical calendar? It is the Church Calendar and the Church’s way of tracking time and celebrating the major mysteries of our faith each year.
2.         Why do we have a liturgical calendar? Just as a typical calendar has four seasons, twelve months, fifty-two weeks, and 365 days that include both holidays and days that are just "average," the Liturgical Year Calendar of the Church has different days to celebrate different mysteries of our faith.
3.         What are the four colours of the liturgical year and what does each colour represent? The colour used at Massreflects the spirit of the particular liturgical season. The colours of the vestments that the priest wears during the liturgy also help express the mystery we are celebrating.
Here’s a song we have learned to help us remember:
Purple and green, red and white are the colors of the year.
Purple and green, red and white remind us of the light.
Purple’s for preparation;
White is for celebration;
Green is for growing time,
Red is for Pentecost.
Purple and green, red and white are the colors of the year.
Purple and green, red and white remind us of the light.
White, the colour of joy and victory, is used for the seasons of Easter and Christmas. It is also used for the feasts of Our Lord, for feasts of Mary, the angels, and for saints who are not martyrs. Gold may also be used on solemn occasions.
Red (the colour of blood) is used on days when we celebrate the passion of Jesus on Passion Sunday and Good Friday. It is also used for the birthday feasts of the apostles and evangelists and for the celebrations of martyrs. Red (the colour of fire) recalls the Holy Spirit and is used on Pentecost and for the sacrament of Confirmation.
Green, seen everywhere in plants and trees, symbolizes life, hope, and growing, and is used during Ordinary Time.
The colours violet or purple in Advent help us to remember that we are preparing for the coming of Christ. Lent, the season of penance and renewal, also uses the colours violet or purple.
Rose may be used on the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, and on the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday. It expresses the joy of anticipation for Christmas and Easter, respectively.
PLO #3
1.          What writings from the Old Testament have we learned about especially this Advent? The prophesies
2.         What did the prophets foretell? The coming of Jesus
3.         What is the name of one of the prophets we have studied? Isaiah; Micah
4.         Do you remember any of the prophesies we read from the Old Testament? The Great Light, the Names, the Virgin with Child, the Star and the Scepter, the Peaceable Kingdom, the little city of Bethlehem.
5.         How can you apply this parable/Scripture reading or verse to your own life?
PLO #4
1.          What is the Source and Summit of our Catholic Faith?The Eucharist
2.         Does any other religion have the Eucharist? No.
3.         What is the Eucharist? The Body and Blood of Jesus.
4.         What does the word Eucharist mean? Thanksgiving.
5.         Do you remember any of the other names for the Eucharist? Holy Communion, the Blessed Sacrament, the Host.
6.         What kind of food is the Eucharist? It is food for the journey to Heaven.
PLO #5
1.          What are the five parts of the Mass? The 1) the Introductory Rites, 2) the Liturgy of the Word, 3) The Liturgy of the Eucharist, 4) The Communion Rite, and 5) the Concluding Rites.
2.         What happens during the Introductory Rite? It starts with the Entrance Chant when Father enters. This reminds us we are traveling to Heaven, our true home. Next we make the Sign of the Cross because Father, Son, and Holy Spirit pray with us. The next part is the greeting when Father greets us and we respond. After that we recall the healing we need in the Penitential Act. We say, “I confess to Almighty God” and strike our breasts three times. After that, we sing the Gloria with all the angels! The last part of the Introductory Rite is the Collect when we collect all our prayers and say amen and then sit down.
3.         What happens during the Liturgy of the Word? The second part of the Mass is the Liturgy of the Word. It begins when we sit down and listen to the First Reading which is usually from the Old Testament. Next is the Responsorial Psalm which is a song prayer from the Book of Psalms.  After the First Reading and Responsorial Psalm, on Sundays we have a Second Reading usually from the New Testament. Next we sing a Gospel Acclamation and stand up. This prepares us for the next reading when Father reads the Gospel (Good News) about Jesus.
4.         What happens during the Liturgy of the Eucharist? The fourth part of Mass is the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Just like the Introductory Rites, it begins with a chant or song called the Offertory Chant. During the Offertory Chant we present the gifts of bread and when to God to be changed by Father. After the Offertory Chant, the second part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist is the Preparation and Prayer over the Gifts when Father prepares the bread and wine to be changed. Next comes the Eucharistic Prayer when the Holy Spirit is called down. After the Offertory Chant, Preparation and Prayer over the Gifts, and the Eucharistic Prayer, we sing Holy, Holy, Holy with all the angels. This prayer is from the Holy Bible. The prophet Isaiah heard the angels singing it. The last two parts of the L.O.T.E. are 5. the Consecration (when Father prays the words of Jesus at the Last Supper and the 6. Great Amen when we all agree it is Jesus.  
5.         What happens during the Communion Rite? The fifth part of Mass is the Communion Rite. The C.R. begins after the Great Amen when we stand and recite the Out Father. Next, we share with one another the Sign of Peace. In the Communion Rite after the Our Father and Sign of Peace, we then recite the Lamb of God remembering that Jesus is the Lamb who sacrificed His Blood on the Cross. Last is Holy Communion when we receive His Body and Blood.
6.         What happens during the Concluding Rite? The last part of Mass is the Concluding Rite. This is when Father gives the final blessing and then dismisses us.
PLO #6
1.          What are the articles (vessels and linens) of the Mass?The altar is like a table for a holy meal and sacrifice – the Mass. The altar cloth covers the altar for the special guest, Jesus. At Mass there are two lit candles because Jesus is our light. The crucifix reminds us of His sacrifice on the Cross. On top of the altar cloth we place the corporal. This linen means body in Latin. On the corporal we place the vessel called the chalice. Chalice means cup in Latin. The chalice holds the wine that becomes the Blood of Jesus. On the corporal we place the chalice and the paten. The paten holds the large host during Mass. It is the bread that will become the Body of Jesus. The word paten means dish or plate. The large host is on the paten. The small hosts are usually kept in the ciborium. Ciborium comes from a Latin word cibus which means body. The ciborium is on the corporal during Mass but is placed inside the tabernacle after Mass. A burning sanctuary lamp reminds us He is always there. During Mass Father places the pall on top of the chalice. The word pall means covering. Father uses a linen called the purificator to clean the chalice with so that not even the smallest particle of the Body and Blood will be disrespected.
PLO #7
1.          What liturgical season helps us prepare for Jesus’ coming at Christmas? Advent
2.         What does Advent mean? Coming or arriving.
3.         How long does Advent last? For four weeks.
4.         How can we prepare well for Christmas during Advent?We can pray more. We can offer a special sacrifice to Jesus. We can have a Jesse tree or pray the O Antiphons. We can make a nativity manger scene and wait to place the baby Jesus. We can pray near an Advent Wreath.
5.         Do you remember any Advent saints that we have learned about in religion? St. John the Baptist, St. Lucy, St. Juan Diego, St. Francis Xavier
Language Arts:
PLO #4
1.          When you read this part in the book, what do you visualize?
PLO #5
1.          What is the main idea if this paragraph?
2.         What are some of the details that support the main idea?
PLO #6
1.          What is an inference? It is putting together the details and understanding what someone is saying when they don’t exactly tell you it in words.
2.         What can you infer/guess about how this character feels?
3.         What can you infer/guess about why this character is doing this?
PLO #7
1.          What is the plot of this story?
2.         What is happening in the plot in this part?
3.         What characters do you meet in this story?
4.         What characters do you see on this page?
5.         What is the setting of this book?
6.         What is the setting on this page?
PLO #9
1.          What is a “juicier” word you could use here, rather than a “boring” word, like said, fun, good, nice, happy, walked, etc.?
PLO #4
1.           What do we call this 2-D shape or 3-D solid?
2.          How many sides does it have?
3.          How many vertices does it have?
4.          How many edges does it have?
PLO #7
1.          Is this number (1-100) odd or even?
2.         What number could you add to this number to make it odd?
3.         What number could you add to this number to make it even?
4.         What number could you subtract to this number to make it odd?
5.         What number could you subtract to this number to make it even?
PLO #8
1.          Point to the 8th object in this row?
2.         Which is the 1st book on this shelf?
3.         Which stuffy is 2nd to last?
4.         Is the tomato in third or fourth place from the bottom of the sandwich?
5.         Can you set Mommy’s place at table first, Daddy’s second, and your own third?
6.         Which type of food did I eat with my fourth bite?
PLO #1
1.          What is the difference between a need and a want? A need is something a human being needs to survive. A want is something a human being desires but it is not essential or necessary for life.
2.         What are the two official languages of Canada? French and English.
3.         What are some customs and traditions that play a part in your identity?
4.         What does the words “melting pot” mean? Many people from all over the world have been welcomed to Canada.
5.         What are some cultural characteristics or symbols of Canada? Canadian flag, maple leaf, beaver, parliament buildings, poppy, etc.
6.         What are some positive effects of technology? Easy to communicate a lot of information with a lot of people quickly and easily; can provide great tools for presenting information
7.         What are some negative effects of technology? It can sometimes feel like we are really connecting with people but it is not the same; it can make it difficult to find silence; it can be addictive and hard to remove ourselves from
PLO #1
1.          What are the components of soil? Soil is made up of small particles of rock, sand, clay, humus, and nutrients.
2.         What are some properties of air? It has mass, it expands and contracts, it is usually invisible
3.         What are some properties of water? It can change state (solid, liquid, gas) and it is shaped by its container when in liquid form
4.         Why is it important to conserve clean and healthy air, water, and soil? So that we can meet our needs with these important things
5.         How can we conserve and protect these three? Don’t water or litter
PLO #2
1.          Does all soil hold the same amount of water? No, some soil holds more water and some less depending upon what it is made up of
2.         What do we call it when soil is moved? Erosion
3.         What can cause erosion? Wind, liquid water, and ice
4.         What happens to living things when there is erosion?They may lose their home
5.         Does all water evaporate at the same rate? No, some water evaporates faster than others. It depends upon factors like temperature, surface area, and wind.
6.         Which evaporates faster water in cold or hot temperatures? Hot
7.         Which evaporates faster water with a lot of surface area or a little? Little
8.         Which evaporates faster water by a lot of wind or by a little? A lot
PLO #3
1.          How does water cycle? It cycles through precipitation, evaporation, and condensation.
2.         What does evaporated water as a gas become part of?The air
3.         What do we call it when evaporated water becomes a liquid? Condensation
4.         Does condensation happen when the air is hot or cold?Cold
5.         What happens to living things when there is a draught?They could die if they don’t get enough water to meet their needs
6.         What happens to living things when there is a flood?They could die if the water destroys other things they need to survive

Health and Career:
PLO #1
1.          What does a true friend want for us? To get to Heaven. To be the best version of ourselves. What’s best for us not for himself/herself.
2.         How do we communicate with others? Verbally and non-verbally, with gestures, facial expressions, words, tones of voice, etc.
3.         Why is communicating important in relationships? When people listen to us we feel loved and respected, discussing how we feel about things helps us understand others better, we can ask for help when we need it.
4.         Give some examples of good manners.