Welcome to Kuemper Virtues in Practice!

The overall goal of Catholic education is heaven, but knowledge alone will not get us there. Virtues in Practice helps students to practice and live out the faith in their everyday lives!

Program Overview

Prayer of the Year

Virtue of the Month | April: Obedience

What is a Virtue?

A virtue is a good habit and behavior showing high moral standards. The word virtue comes from the Latin word Virtus, which means strength. Our fallen nature is weak and can easily become entangled in a vice, but graces the graces available to us through Christ enable us to overcome our weaknesses and develop strength, or virtue. People who are virtuous enjoy the freedom of being their best selves and growing closer to God, so don’t forget to pray this grace!

Getting Started

✓Parent Guide: The Parent's Guide has all home project information for each month.
There are multiple home project choices for each month!

✓File Archive: All files can be found in our Google Drive folder as a backup in case you didn't complete a past month's project. You may download or print any of these files at any time.

✓Workbooks: Each grade-span has a monthly workbook that you will be using throughout the month. These files can be found in the File Archive OR under each grade-span to be downloaded.

Saint Card of the Month

GRADE K

Home Projects of the Month​

  1. Make a list of people you should obey. Choose one of those people and work on obeying him or her better this month.
     

  2. Focus on your teacher’s directions this month. Give him or her your full attention and try to do right away whatever is asked.
     

  3. Sometimes selfishness or our temper can get in the way of obedience. Make a list of people you should obey, and never say “no” to them this month.

 

GRADES 1-2

Saint Card of the Month

  1. Make a list of people you should obey. Choose one of those people and work on obeying him or her better this month.
     

  2. Focus on your teacher’s directions this month. Give him or her your full attention and try to do right away whatever is asked.
     

  3. Sometimes selfishness or our temper can get in the way of obedience. Make a list of people you should obey, and never say “no” to them this month.

Home Projects of the Month​

 

GRADES 3-5

Saint Card of the Month

  1. Memorize the Ten Commandments in a creative way that you can share with your class.
     

  2. What are your class/school rules? Choose the one that you find hardest, and practice following it carefully this month.
     

  3. Play one of your favorite games—but leave out an important rule. What happens? Leaving out some rules might make the game more fun, but is that true for every rule? Which ones are necessary to make the game work? Make it a goal to follow the rules of all your games this month without arguing.

Home Projects of the Month​

 

GRADES 6-8

Saint Card of the Month

  1. Sometimes we say we’ll do something and then forget. Practice doing such things right away this month, or come up with ways to remember (for example, write a note, and put it in your bedroom doorway so that you will see it when you walk over it—or if you can’t scrub the shower right away when your mom asks, put the cleaner on your nightstand so you remember to do it before you go to bed.
     

  2. Obedience includes the things you know about parents, teachers, etc. want you to do, even if they don’t say it. A person who excels in the virtue of obedience is good at figuring out what is wanted/needed before being asked. Confuse your parents and teachers this month by trying to figure out what they want/need and doing it before they ask.
     

  3. Often we argue or disobey because we think a rule is unreasonable. Choose a rule like this that is hard for you to follow, and discuss why it might be in place. Does it protect the rights of others? The good of the whole group? If you’re stuck, ask a responsible adult to help you understand the rule. See if you are strong enough to submit to it this month, even if you don’t like it. Make it a sacrifice and offer it up for someone who really needs your prayers.

Home Projects of the Month​

 

Monthly Reflections

 

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