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.
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.
During the season of Lent, I made a sacrifice to give up playing a specific app on my Ipad.
Last March was a challenging time for all of us. Schools shut down, everybody was working from home and we couldn’t leave the house.
When I was four years old, I watched a trailer for a scary movie named “Annabelle.”
You can choose what to do and what is best for you. You control everything in your life.
This year in fourth-grade religion class, my classmates and I learned about St. Patrick.
As the youngest in the family and the only girl, I have always been competitive with my older brothers whether it be in sports or grades.
When you give something up for Lent it should be a special item, food, or activity.
A person can develop in both these areas with daily practice and commitment to change.
There is a new class at St. Filler, one that focuses on being a better person spiritually, through self-control, self-discipline, and well-being.
Last year, Loni tried out for her school’s basketball team. Sadly she did not make the team.
The Covid-19 Pandemic has posed a new challenge for our society to overcome.
Self-discipline is one’s ability to pursue what one thinks is right despite temptations to abandon it.
A time when I had self-discipline was when my Grandparents had Covid-19.
This is the story of the time that I didn’t give up.
Self-Awareness is a very important skill and it includes being aware of your own emotions, traits, and behavior.
The world went under quarantine. In quarantine, habits have been developed.
At St. Luke’s School, we are making Confirmation very soon, and it has a lot of new regulations we need to follow to keep it safe.
The Covid 19 pandemic made me learn alot about my own self control and self discipline.
Self control is an important characteristic to have not just as a person but especially as a Catholic.
I always dreamed of dancing in a recital like my sisters.
Without self-control you may not be able to do many things in life.
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.