April Edition – Self-Discipline

 The articles and artwork of each Tablet Jr. are created by the students of the diocesan academies, and each month there is a new theme and a new academy.  

Self-discipline is the theme of this edition.  St. Luke’s School in Whitestone is this month’s academy to showcase its journalistic skills.  Enjoy reading the additional student submissions as well as the Teacher Resources below.  Let us know what you think!

The World's Plastic Problem

BY Hanna Vojar, GR. 8

Water bottles. Grocery bags. Shampoo bottles. Glitter. These seemingly unconnected items all have one thing in common: They are all made of plastic. David Suzuki, a Canadian broadcaster and environmental activist, believes humans have become dependent on plastic.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE THE COVER PAGE OF THE TABLET Jr.

Perseverance Inside St. Francis DeSales

BY Victor Horowitch, GR. 5

Self-discipline, self-control, self-awareness, and well-being are all traits of St. Francis de Sales. He went to law school and followed what his father wanted — but he had to follow his heart. He became a priest.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 2 OF THE TABLET Jr.

Finding Self-Discipline

BY Isabella Giaimo, GR. 6

Beep! Beep! Beep! …For years, I have been struggling – I wake to the beep of my alarm only to turn it off and head back to bed.  I have attempted to break the habit many times, but no matter how hard I have tried, it has never worked.

FOR THE FULL ARTICLE SEE PAGE 3 OF THE TABLET Jr.

Teacher Resource Guide

 Teach “Self-Discipline” with The Tablet Jr. Resource Guide.

Student Artwork

Students submitted artwork and photos that represent the theme. See the edition for additional artwork.

About the Tablet Jr. 

A collaboration between CTN and The Tablet editorial staff, The Tablet Jr. includes stories written by middle-grade students from diocesan schools as well as student-created artwork. Additional elements include a question-and-answer column, a diocesan history column, fun activities such as word puzzles, and a news article written by a member of The Tablet staff. 

Instructional Resource Guide

Tablet Jr. CartoonPrint-rich materials that can motivate and engage students in class. https://ctnbq.org/april-2021-instructional-guide/TEACHER GUIDE