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Video Challenge

Short clips of various educational videos, relating to the current curriculum will be posted here.  You may view the videos and challenge yourself to think critically in answering the questions. Have fun!


The Eucharist
We are learning about Jesus in the Eucharist. (Chapter 14)
Watch the videos of The Eucharist Song and How to Receive the Eucharist. Try to answer the following questions:

1. What are the two ways we can receive Holy Communion?
2. What did St. Cyril say we should do with our hands when receiveing Holy Communion?
3. How do we first express our reverance as we approach to recieve Holy Communion?
4. What does "AMEN" mean?

Holy Week

What are the days of Holy Week?

How do we celebrate these days?

What happened on Easter Sunday?

How can you prepare for Easter?

The Story of Creation
We are learning about God's Love Through Creation in Chapter 9.
Watch the video of Creation with Lego figures. Try to answer the following questions.

1. What did God make on the 3rd day?
2. What did God do on the 7th day?
3. What day did God make man?
4. Finish this sentence:   God saw what he made and he said it was____?_____.

Soon we will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation (February 26th). Watch the following videos to help you understand some more about this very special sacrament. Try to answer the following questions below.

1. How many main points of Reconciliation are there? What is the first main part?

2. What is a penance?

3. What prayer do we say to tell God we are truly sorry and promise to try to do better?

4. What special gift do we receive from God for receiving a sacrament? What does this help us to do?


We have been learning about the Sacraments of Initiation. Watch the following video and think about the following questions.

1. There are three sacraments of Initiation. Can you name them? 
2. Which sacraments have you received? 
3. What Sacrament of Initiation  will you receive this year? What other sacrament will you receive this year?

The Good Samaritan

Jesus knew that people from the country of Samaria were not well liked. But Jesus wanted all people to care about others. Jesus told a story about a Jewish man and a Samaitan man. Watch the video to recall the story an think about the following questions.

1. Who hurt the traveler?
2. What did the religious leader and the Temple worker do?
3. Who did stop to help the traveler?
4. How did the Samaritan man help the traveler?

*A hero helps others even when doing so is hard. The Samaritan had courage. He helped a stranger who needed him. He was a good person.

The Ten Commandments Song

The Ten Commandments Song - Catholic School Memory from Xenagogue Vicene on Vimeo.


Our summer author was Tomie DePaola. He is an author/illustrator. Watch the following story by Tomie DePaola and think about the questions as you watch.

1. Who are the main characters?
2. Where does the story take place (setting)?
3. What is the problem in the story? How is it solved?

We have been learning about writing complete sentences using subjects and predicates.
The subject tells who or what the sentence is about.
The predicate tells what the subject does.

We have been learning about homophones.
Homophones are words that sound alike, but have different spellings and meanings.
Watch the video as Larry sings about homophones.
 Can you think of some other homophones you know?
Write down a pair of homophone. Use each one in a sentence.

Example:  see - sea
I can see the white snowflakes falling from the sky.
There are many different creatures that live in the

(Science/ELA Connection)

We're learning about Weather and the Seasons
March 20th is the First Official Day of Spring! It's also the International Day of Happiness.
Enjoy this Happy Song!  


How can you care for the Earth?

We have been reading
Diary of  Spider by Doreen Cronin. Have fun listening to this modern day version of the song "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and answer the following questions: 

Facts about Spiders
We know spiders have 2 body parts (the abdomen and the thorax).
We know spiders have 8 legs. How many legs is the spider in this video missing?
What is Arachnophobia?
Is there anything you are afraid of?  

Letter Sounds
Two sounds for the letter 'g' - hard g and soft g
Two sounds for the letter 'c' - hard c and soft c

We are learning about PRONOUNS. Pronouns are words that can the place of nouns.

Instead of saying the sentence, "Rufus Xavier Sasaparilla found a kangaroo."

Using pronouns, what could you say instead?

What are some pronouns you know?


Can you abbreviate all 12 months?

Which months have NO abbreviations?

Why do we abbreviate words?


We are learning about solid and plane figures. Watch the video on the different shapes.                         

1. Compare and Contrast the similarities and differences between solid figures and plane figures.                                                                                                                     

2. How many sides does a pentagon have?                                                                               

3. What is another name for a rhombus?



1. Can you name some solid figures?

2. What shapes make up a pyramid?

3. What are the points where the edges meet called?

4. Can you name 3 real world examples of spheres?

We learned how to regroup with subtraction. Watch the following video and try to answer the questions below.

1. What is important to remember when regrouping?

2. Why do we have to sometimes regroup ones?

3. When do we have to regroup?

We are learning subtraction strategies. Listen to the following song about subtraction.
1. What are the two parts called in subtraction? What's the answer called?
2. What are the different ways you can subtract?

Listen to the following song about relate
d facts and fact families and think about the following questions:

1. How can you make a related addition fact?
2. Name two related addition facts
3. Who are the four family members in a fact family? What jobs do they do?

(Social Studies)

On January 20th we will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Watch the video and answer try to answer the following questions.

1. Who was Martin Luther King Jr.?

2. What was his dream?

3. What does the word segregation mean?

4. How can you work in our world to live out his dream?


We learned about Christopher Columbus. Watch this song about Columbus. See if you can answer the following questions:

Where did Columbus grow up?
What country did he sail for?
Who did he ask for money?
What was he trying to accomplish?
Christopher needed to be very brave and have lots of courage. What is something that you needed to have courage for in order to accomplish?


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