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Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Activities

CORNELIA’S LIFE: Review all Coloring Cornelia; review all of A Generous Love: The Life of Cornelia Connelly.
Cornelia starts a new religious community of sisters: the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. She chose the name because Cornelia believed God lives and acts in each person – just as God sent his son Jesus to enter our world to teach us how to act.

VALUES: Reverence
QUOTE: "Is mine a listening soul?" C.C.
HOLY CHILD SCHOOLS: If possible, Skype with another class from an international Holy Child School.
GEOGRAPHY: With Google Earth, locate the international Holy Child schools and where the Sisters of the Holy Child have ministries throughout the world.

Primary resources:

  • Photos of Native America students and families in


  • Create a wordle with words that represent your Holy Child experiences.
  • Reenactment of Cornelia's story
  • Create a skit to represent some aspects of Cornelia’s life. (monologue to multi-person). Instructor will decide how to assign the tasks. If possible, perform for other grades or record the presentations for other students to see. Is there a place on your school’s web site where the students’ work could be published?
  • Create a collage of pictures, words and symbols that will represent all aspects of Cornelia’s life. Think about using Glogster for a web-based poster.
  • Write a song and/or choreograph a dance to represent Cornelia’s life, passions and struggles.
  • Write a 3 stanza free verse or rhyming poem about Cornelia’s life, passions and struggles.
  • Create newspaper articles about Cornelia’s life, legacy or schools.

PreK & Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Calendar of Quotes
Cornelia's Family Tree
Holy Child Vocabulary
Important Dates
Prayers and Hymns
Primary Sources
Holy Child Schools, National
Holy Child Schools, International
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