Wellington Catholic School Board Religion Tasks for the Week of June 22-25.
A review of difficult times and finding their meaning.
Anne Frank was a young girl who lived during World War II. As a Jew in occupied Amsterdam, she kept a diary during a time when she lived in complete isolation, in fear of violence from the Nazis. Despite this, she maintained hope for a better world. While our current context is not war, isolation and fear of the unknown are themes that are not new to humanity. Today, we remember this by reading an excerpt from the Diary of Anne Frank as prayer:
From the Diary of Anne Frank:
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery, and death. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again. In the meantime, I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Watch this short video about Anne Frank from the History Channel:
Using a piece of paper, put a line down the middle. One one side write ‘Similar to me’ and on the other ‘Different from me.’ Write down 5-10 points on each side, comparing the life of Anne Frank to your own.
While not the same, there are some similarities between your life and that of Anne Frank. How can you show hope this summer despite the difficult end to the school year? Consider the following activity:
1) Who do you need to thank for this school year? Who has upheld your dignity, or that of someone else in your school? The school year may not have ended the way you would have liked, but there are people who have called you, taught you and helped you. To whom can you reach out to say thank you? Do this before the end of June!
Do not forget to check online for any end of the year tasks or messages from Ms. Car, Madame Casagrande, or Mrs. Chapman!
June 8-12, 2020
No new Religion tasks this week.
Check Madame Casagrande and Mrs. Chapman's Google Classroom sites for any French & Music tasks. Check your shared Geography folder for any work that Ms. Car has assigned.
Religion Activities as suggested by the Wellington Catholic District School Board for June 1 -5, 2020.
Recently at mass, we hear the story of Pentecost, a celebration where the followers of Jesus are asked to go speak to others about his mission of kindness and generosity. (John 20:19-23 & Acts 2:1-11) In a way, they were told to spread the message of Jesus to the four corners of the world.
Pentecost was a Jewish festival, and partly why the disciples had gathered. On Pentecost, we review what it means to be alive in the Holy Spirit. Watch the video below called ‘Holy Spirit’ by the Bible Project which traces what is said about the Holy Spirit in the Bible.
What is ruach? Write out at least five points about it.
Now, watch “Pentecost” by Catholic Central about the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
As grades 8s, you are leaders in your school AND moving on to become leaders in a new school. How can you spread the good news of Jesus in your ‘four corners’? Reach out to someone to tell them how they impacted you this year. Share also with them how you will take the positive lesson they taught you into the ‘Four Corners’ of the world, as the disciples did after Pentecost.
Weekly Religion Activities from the Wellington Catholic School Board for May 25-29.
Prayers in the Catholic tradition begin with the sign of our faith, saying ‘In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.’ Often, we do this without thinking. Watch this video where Fr. Rob Galea talks about making the sign of the cross. Write out 5 facts/ideas that he shares:
Today you can watch this video of Fr. Mike Schmitz to further your understanding.
To the “5 Facts/Ideas” from Task 1, add 3-5 more sentences from the video, which add on to your understanding of how this sign shows us love of God and love of others.
Look at the article found here:
This article will inform you of the kinds of actions people are doing to help during this time of physical distancing right here in Guelph.
What actions are you making that show love of God and love of neighbour at this time of social distancing due to COVID?
Make a list of up to 10 of these and tape/use a magnet and put them on your fridge or somewhere else where your family members will see them. This is a reminder of the goodness in the world in difficult times.
Religion - Geography - French Information for May 19-22
Madame Casagrande has posted new work for you to access through her Google Classroom.
If you need any assistance with that work please email Madame using your school email account.
Wellington Catholic School Board Suggested Religion Activities for the Week of May 19-22.
1) In the readings for this week at mass (John 14: 15-21), we hear a new word. This word is ‘advocate.’
This word means a person who has spoken for you and who is looking out for you and your best interests.
Watch this video of Bishop Barron commenting on the life of Mother Theresa. While you are watching, write down a few 5 or 6 points that show how she can be considered as an “advocate”.
2) Who is an advocate in your life? This is a form of love. As Bishop Barron says, this love is one that means ‘to will the good of the other.’ Who wills the good in your life? Who wants what is best for you? What could you do to thank them for this?
Some ideas include:
· Asking for help to drop off baked goods at their doorstep
· Make a card
· Other creative ideas that respect physical distancing.
Do any of these tasks seem like something you could do for any “advocates” you have helping you at home right now?
3) Advocacy is a special form of leadership where a person stands up for another. This takes commitment to looking out for what is best for other people. Think about who YOU can advocate for. Who is one person in your life you could strive to become a better advocate for? How could you accomplish this?
Please be sure you are checking Ms. Car’s shared Geography folder for all the latest tasks.
If you have any Geography questions you should email Ms. Car directly using your school email account.
May 4-May 8
Watch the video for the Catholic Education Week song found here:
Reflect: we normally celebrate this week together as a school community. What are you missing about your school community?
To help remind you of your school communities, watch this video about the work of the Wellington Catholic Community:
If you would like and are comfortable doing so, this week you can spread hope by sharing outward signs of HOPE for your family and neighbours. You could put pictures of hope in your windows, taking pictures and, if comfortable, maybe sharing them with #ignitinghope #WCDSBconnected
OTHER WORK FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 27-MAY 1ST.
BELOW IS A MESSAGE FROM MRS. CHAPMAN:
Hi friends! I have been working to find some things in music you might be interested in trying during your learning time in the next while.
Please login to ‘google classroom’ (using your regular Wellington login) and you can accept my invitation.
You can access this in the waffle if you are logged into google chrome or simply ‘google’ google classroom and you should have no problem.
Email me at Janette.email@example.com if you run into any problems!
Hope you are all doing well!!
ANNOUNCEMENT RE: FRENCH
April 27-May 1st
Bonjour tout le monde!
Couple of reminders:
Please submit your flipgrid video before this Friday as I will be taking it down.
For those that submitted already Merci, I have sent feedback via email, so make sure you read feedback
Please remember to scroll all the way down on this google document.
If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read all the instructions before you start anything.
Click on the link and complete the study parts including the test. This is a review from last week's work. Also if it says in order for you to continue log in on your google account please and it will let you continue. Once you are done, watch the links below.
Once you have finished watching these 2 links, I would like you to click on the link below and complete the study parts including the test. This all goes back from the colouring sheets you did for me before March break. If by chance it asks you to sign in in order for you to continue please use your google email.
That is all this week, please send me an email to tell me that you have finished it and if you have any questions please please contact me. Remember I am doing this to prepare you for Gr 9. Don’t lose these sites. They will help you for next year.
Miss you all and have à good week.
Madame Casagrande and Ms. Car are posting (and expecting) completed work from you. DO NOT FORGET to look in the shared work folders that those teachers have set up for you!
Madame has told me to let you know that NEW work will be posted there at some point today.
I know it can be a bit hard to imagine that we are going to do “remote” phys-ed classes! However, the YMCA has shared with us a terrific resource for at home use!
The following link is for the YMCA’s “virtual” gym. If you go to this page you will see a link designed for 10-15 year olds. Click on that link to access 8 videos that have different 10-20 minute home workouts that you can do to help stay active!
There is even a “sports skills” section. So far there is only one soccer drill in that link.
However, the YMCA plans on adding to this resource as the closure continues. So try to build these fitness sessions into your weekly routines!
In difficult times, it can be easy to blame others for things that are beyond our control. Today, we challenge ourselves to understand similarities between people sometimes seen as ‘different.’ We can do this as Catholics too, by working to understand different religions.
Watch “Catholics and Muslims in relationship” found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcrHZxCxA_U
What is suggested that Catholics can do to combat discrimination?
Ramadan is month of prayer and reflection being celebrated from April 24th till the evening of May 23rd. What do you know about this holy month? The Muslim Society of Guelph’s website is: https://www.msofg.org/
On that page you can look up some of the ways Ramadan is being observed here in Guelph. Also, about halfway down that opening page of the website you can also read how the Covid Quarantine is impacting Ramadan. It can be interesting to read how other faith groups are dealing with this medical situation.
Listed below are the suggested Religion-themed tasks for Intermediate Students that the Wellington Catholic School Board has prepared for the community.
A) NOTE: This prayer practice is to be done at the end of the day.
1) Read through the steps under the title “How Can I Pray”
2) Read them again, pausing in silence to consider each question, thinking of how it applies to you.
3) If you need some help, this video explains the process well:
4. Sometimes contemplative prayer, like the Ignatian Prayer, is called a ‘centering prayer.
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm87nYREMbk
What does centering prayer, like the examen, help us with, according to the video?
5) Watch this video about the strings on a violin:
Think about the quote: “How can I make music with what I have left rather than worry and be concerned with what I don’t have?” What do you need to "let go of" to leave room for new life?