Welcome to Mr. Motzkus's Online Classroom! 

Matthew 6

This page will be used to describe the work I expect my students to complete. I ask that this page is checked every 3 or 4 days for any updates. Work will be posted in chronological order, with the top being the oldest work and the bottom is the newest work. For reading please check Ms. Flippo's page. If you have any trouble accessing the attachments or need assistance accessing the internet, please contact via email or phone. Please remember to send in your completed work to ensure we can maintain the necessary paperwork for year end.






Creative Writing:

First, please watch the Tale of Mr. Morton video, which is attached on this page. Then write a 1-2 page creative story that continues where the story leaves off.





Complete the problems from the lessons below in the section you/your student is currently in. These should be completed by March 31st.

Math 65 Lesson 82Math 65 Lesson 83Math 65 Lesson 84Math 65 Lesson 85


Math Intermediate 3 Lesson 78Math Intermediate 3 Lesson 79Math Intermediate 3 Lesson 80


Math Intermediate 4 Lesson 76Math Intermediate 4 Lesson 77Math Intermediate 4 Lesson 78Math Intermediate 4 Lesson 79Math Intermediate 4 Lesson 80

Social Studies 

Read the lesson and complete the vocab, do review questions, and do the lesson questions for each (skipping #3 for each).

Announcements 03/30/20

There is a packet coming in the mail that contains this week's creative writing prompt. Assignments for Math and Social Studies should be on this website by the end of the day Tuesday. Assignments for last week can be returned by taking pictures and email/texting/scanning the work and sending them to me. A return envelope is also in the packet, if needed, to mail back the work. If, for any reason, textbooks, work, or supplies need to be picked up, please call me at (920) 203-2298.  We can set up a time for pick up. Remember to check for Reading on Ms. Flippo's page.


Graph PaperTest Paper

Complete the problems from the lessons below in the section you/your student is currently in. The target day to finish these problems would be April 8th!
Math 76: Lessons 86-90 & Tests Below
3rd Grade: Lessons 81-85 & Tests Below
4th Grade: Lessons 81-85 & Tests Below

Social Studies 

Ch. 4: CANADA! Review the chapter. Then, complete the chapter 4 review starting on page 157, numbers 1-15. Then, complete the test prep attached here from the activity book. The target day to finish these would be April 10th. 

Chapter 4 CanadaChapter 4 Canada Test Prep




A note for the classes of Mr. M. First, I hope everyone had a blessed Easter. He Is Risen!!! Secondly, after talking with parents and getting through the Spring and Easter breaks, I have come to the conclusion that this week will be used for catching up on work. On Friday, I will be posting lessons for the upcoming week in the various subjects.

I also would like to know if everyone has all their books and materials to do their assignments. If not please let me know so we can work out a way to get all needed materials to you.

Thanks for all your patience and understanding.

PS- Allan or Nathan- I need some more water.


Everyone should have their books now. I will no longer be posting the scanned documents for math class. Please use your textbooks to complete the lessons assigned below. The tests will be scanned and posted here by next week. These assignments should be completed by Friday, April 24th. Please call if you need help with the lessons, we can do a video chat if that is helpful.

Math 87 Lessons 76-80

Math 76 Lessons 91-95

Math 65 Lessons 91-95

4th grade Math Lessons 86-90

3rd grade Math Lessons 86-90

English writing prompts were mailed last week, a new envelope should be arriving this week. The envelope contains sheets to practice your cursive and a new writing prompt.

Daily Devotions:

I will post daily devotions here for you to read and prepare a journal entry with your answer.

MONDAY 4/20/20: The first reading is from Second Samuel 22:31. This God-His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.

Happy Monday! What are your plans for this week? Do you have a test? A track meet? or a ball game? A birthday party? Write a couple of your plans in your journal:

Now, add some words describing how you think these events will go. You may want an easy test or a winning ball game. Maybe you are hoping for an exciting party. If you can remember, come back to this on Friday. See if your week went as planned! Chances are...it won't. Things often don't turn out the way we think they will. This might make us disappointed, upset or worried.

But God's way is certainly better than anything we could come up with! He is perfect-He knows you perfectly. He loves you perfectly! He had the perfect plan for creating the world and everything in it. He had the perfect plan for sending His Son to redeem us. He most certainly won't fail to plan what is best for you today.

Journal: Write down some things happening in your life that concern you. Remind yourself that God will do what is best.

Pray: Dear God, You know everyithing. I am thankful that You love me and will take care of me. When things don't go my way, help me to remember to trust in You. In Jesus name. AMEN.

TUESDAY 4/21/20: The first reading is from Psalm 121:7-8 The Lord will keep you from all evil; He will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming out from this time forth and forever more.

Safe and Sound (at home)

Little Szofi was learning to walk, Brian loved helping his little sister explore. Today, mom said they could go to the backyard and proactice walking. Brian held Szofi's little hand and guided her. He led her around rocks, holes, and a wasp's nest. Szofi bent down to feel the grass by the picnic table, Brian made sure she didn't hit her head on the bench. She tried to go faster than her little legs would take her. He scooped her up before she could fall down on the cement. Szofi just giggled, she had no idea that there were dangers in the yard! She just knew there was a big brother to enjoy spending time with.

In this world, there are many dangers and evils. The Bible tells us satan is prowling around and looking to destroy us. We don't even see all the dangers all around us! But we don't need to be afraid! We have God's protection. We have his promises! He has promised to keep us from all evil. He has promised to be with us always. His guiding hand will never fail to keep your life. Jesus died and rose to redeem you. He will most certainly take care of you today!

Journal: What are some things that make you scared or worried?

Pray: Dear Jesus, Thank you for guiding me. Thank you for protecting me. Help me to remember the promises in your Word. Amen

Wednesday 4/22/20 The first reading is from 1John 3:1. See what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.

You're in. When you read about God's Book of Life in the Book of Revelation, does it make you want to grab the nearest pen and write your name in it? Sorry-but you can't! Does today's Bible verse make you want to sign up to be one of God's children? Sure-but you can't do that either!

No one has ever written his or her own name in God's Book of Life. And just like a baby cannot choose it's family, you cannot choose to be God's child. You can't work your way into Heaven. Now, for the good news: You don't need to work your way into Heaven! You don't even have to make sure your name is written in the Book of Life. God chose you! When you were baptized, God added you to His family. He wrote your name in the Book of Life! The grace and forgiveness Jesus gives became yours. You did nothing to earn or deserve this eternal gift. God simply gave it to you.

God is your Heavenly Father. He chose you and loves you and will keep you as His own child forever.

Journal: Write in your best cursive handwritting, write "YOUR NAME" is God's child.

Pray: Dear God, Thank you for making me your child in baptism. Thank you for writing my name in the Book of Life. Amen.

Thursday 4/23/20 The reading is from Exodus 25:21-22.And you shall put the mercy seat on the top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the testimony that I shall give you. There I will meet with you, and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cheribum that are on the ark of the testimony, I will speak with you about all that I will give you in commandment for the people of Israel.

Mercy Seat. There is a game called "Mercy" with a simple goal: You grab a friend's hand, then you both twist as hard as you can. The first person to call, "Mercy" loses. The winner has to have mercy and let go.

God's Old Testament people saw God drowned the world in a flood. They saw him drowned Pharaoh's army in the Red Sea. They knew He was powerful and He punished sin. They love and trusted HIm because He saved them from the flood and the sea. They also feared Him because they had seen Him punish His enemies. They knew they needed His mercy.

How were the people supposed to meet a God who is loving and trustworthy but also fearsome? God had an answer, He made a place of mercy where He would meet them. He spoke with His priest at the mercy seat. Then, the priest could bring the people God's words.

God meets you in a place of mercy too; His house, the church. In church, God saves us through the waters of Holy Baptism. He feeds us His own body and blood to forgive our sins. His pastor's have His word of forgiveness for us. We are wise to fear God. But we also love and trust the God that meets us in mercy.

Mercy is never a game for God. We are hopeless without God's mercy, but He tells us exactly where to find it. God's mercy is in His house.

Journal: When did someone bigger or stronger than you show you mercy?

Pray: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Amen

Friday 4/24/20 The reading is from Luke 6:1-2, 5. On a Sabath, while [Jesus] was going through the grain fields, His disciples plucked and ate some grains, rubbing them in their hands. But, some of the pharisees said, "Why are you doing what is not lawfult to do on the Sabath?"...And [Jesus] said to them, "The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabath."

The Lord of the Sabath is the Lord of you. Did your grandma ever serve cake for breakfast and waffles for supper? Has your dad tossed you into a pool? You probably aren't allowed to do these things, so why can adults do them?

It's because each of those grown ups loves you and cares for you. They make the rules and use them for your good. But sometimes, on special occasions, they break the regular rules. They're allowed to!

God gave people the Sabath day to teach them how to rest and to worship Him. Since He made the Sabath day, it belongs to Him. That means He can do what He likes with it. Normally, it was against the rules to pick grain on the Sabath. But Jesus was able to becuase He is the Lord of the Sabath. He is allowed to!

Jesus is not just Lord of the Sabath. He is Lord of you. You break rules when you are not supposed to, but Jesus never did. He died on the cross to pay for your sins, and He rose from the dead so that He can raise you too. He loves you, He bought you with His own life. Now, He says you belong to Him. He is allowed to!

Journal: Tell about a time a grown up did something crazy with you.

Pray: Dear Jesus, Thank you for being my Lord and doing what You want with me. I belong to You. Amen.


Tuesday 4/28/20 The reading is from Psalm 86:11 Teach me Your way, oh Lord, that I may walk in Your truth; unite my heart to fear Your name.

Unite My Heart: If you ever take a philosophy class, you might learn about a confused donkey. This donkey is standing between two piles of hay. The piles of hay are the same. The donkey is hungry, but he can't decide which one to eat! His heart is divided, so his stomach stays empty.

Maybe you felt this way too. It's a beautiful day, but your bed is warm and soft; do you get up? Those brownies are great, but if you eat another, your belly will hurt; do you grab one anyway?

Decisions can get harder. Your brother busts up your LEGO car; do you punch him or forgive him? Your mom tells you it's bedtime; do you find your pajamas or pretend you didn't hear? Sunday school sounds boring; do you moan and groan or set a good example for the other people there?

Bad News; The donkey from philosophy is going to starve. He can't decide. But there is good news for you! First, God helps you to make decisions by giving you His word. He teaches you what is right or wrong. And there is even better news. When the wrong part of your heart wins and you make a bad choice, God has already paid for that sin. Jesus walked in the way of truth for you, and He will always bring you back to that way. He has saved you once and for all.

Journal: What's a hard decision for you to make? What were your reasons for the choice you made?

Pray: Dear Lord, please teach me Your way and help me to walk in Your truth. Unite my heart to fear Your name. Amen

Wednesday 4/29/20 The reading is from Psalm 84:3 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at Your altars, oh Lord of Hosts, my King and my God.

I really struggled with this one.

His Eye is on the Sparrow...and the Dog and the Squirrel. :)

True Story: Animals love my church. We had to stop hanging wreaths on the door because birds keep building nests in them. Last Easter, one of the elders had to kick out a German Shepherd that came to celebrate Jesus' resurrection with us. And then, there was the Sunday a squirrel got inside. It ran all over, looking for an escape. Finally, one of the pastors shut the squirrel in the vestry. The acolytes were also in the vestry. One of them caught the squirrel by the tail, he had to carry it the whole length of the church to return it to a proper squirrel environment.

Animals don't really belong in church. But Psalm 84 reminds us how loving our God is. A momma bird might even try to keep her eggs safe in the house of the Lord who made her. God's house is your house too. It is where you can always go to find the Lord who made you. Your Lord Jesus died to forgive your sins and rose again so that you could live with Him forever. A God like that will always protect you and welcome you in His House.

Maybe someday, you'll even get to catch a squirrel there.

Journal: Has your church or school ever had an animal invader or another strange occurrence? Tell the story!

Pray: Dear Lord, Thank you for making me. Thank you for inviting me to Your House and making me safe there by forgiving my sins. Amen.



3rd MathMath Intermediate 3 Test after Lesson 90

4th MathMath Intermediate 4 Test after Lesson 90

Math 65Math 65 Test after Lesson 95

Math 76 Math 76 Test after Lesson 95

Math 87 Math 87 Test after Lesson 80

The Preamble! Listen and memorize the Preamble.

Just for Fun


Creative Writing - Writing Prompt Week of

Write a one page paper in cursive, answering the following question: What is your opinion about having school at home on the computer vs being at the school every day? What are some of your challenges? What makes it exciting?

Wednesday 5/6/20 The reading is from Ephesians 2:20,22. Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone... In Him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.


If I asked you to tell me about your church, you might tell me about the building. It might be an old, beautiful building with stained glass windows and an intricately carved wooden altar. It might be a simple newer building full of light and space. It might be small. or it might be so large that you feel little inside. It might have a bell or a towering cross outside.

If you asked people from the very early years after Jesus returned to Heaven to tell you about their church, they probably wouldn't tell you about a building. They might tell you that they worshipped togethr at a friends house. At first, that's where Christians worshiped.  If you were rich and had a big house, you would invite others to come and worship inyour home. If you lived in Rome, you might sometimes worship in a system of underground caves called catacombs. It might have been a little safer there, because for awhile the Roman Empire persecuted Christians. The catacombs were a good place to bury Christians who died, andto have Communion to remember that the dead people were alive with Jesus and that Jesus was also with His people who were still on earth. 

Early Christians would tell you that the church is people. They would tell you about their pastors and teachers and friends who were like family to them. So, if you tell me about your church, be sure to tell me about the people Jesus died for and who share with you in His love and forgiveness!

Journal: Who are some special people in your church who share God's love? Write about them.

Pray: Dear Jesus, thank You for bringing Your people together into a church so we can love one another and worship You. Thank You for including me. Amen.

Creative Writing - Writing Prompt, Week of May 3-9

All of you should have received a copy of The Bill of Rights by now. With the strange days that we are having, let's look at our rights that we have in the United States. The Bill of Rights give United States citizens certain freedoms. These are the first ten Amendments of the United States Constitution, our supreme law of the land. All laws made must agree with the Constitution. Read The Bill of Rights. My question for you; During this time of coronavirus, have any of your rights been limited or taken away? Which one(s) of The Bill of Rights amendments is it? Explain. Use cursive and proper grammar and sentence structure.

Wednesday 5/13/20 Reading is from Matthew 10: 26-27. So, have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What i tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 

A Message from the Rooftops

Jessica loved to listen to Grandpa Fischer tell stories. She could sit for hours and listen to him talk about the years he spent in the army. He was a member of a special group called the Signal Corps. His job was to deliver messages. He carried backpack radios and built massive control towers. Sometimes, he even had to send secret messages using something called Morse Code.

As he told stories from his time in the army with the Signal Corps, Jessica realized that the messages Grandpa Fischer helped deliver were very important. They were of life-and-death importance. If the messages were not delivered, the lives of many people would have been in danger.

His stories reminded Jessica of the message of Jesus. She recalled reading in the Bible about how Jesus sent out His disciples with a message of life-and-death importance. Jesus wanted all to know about the salvation He came to bring through His coming death and resurrection.

Unlike the secret army messages that Grandpa Fischer delivered, the message of Jesus is for everyone! It is a life-and-death message for all to hear and for all to believe. The Good News of Jesus is a message that offers eternal life. It is not a top-secret, classified message meant only for a few. Instead, "Jesus is Lord" is a message of eternal life for the whole world!

Journal: Who delivered the message of Jesus to you? How can you support ways to deliver the message of Jesus to others?

Pray: Gracious God, forgive me when I don't realize how important it is that all people hear that Jesus is Savior. Use me in my various callings and through my offerings to proclaim the life-giving message of Jesus. Amen.


3rd MathMath Intermediate 3 Test after Lesson 95Math Intermediate 3 Test after Lesson 100

4th MathMath Intermediate 4 Test after Lesson 95Math Intermediate 4 Test after Lesson 100

Math 65Math 65 Test after Lesson 100Math 65 Test after Lesson 105

Math 76 Math 76 Test after Lesson 100Math 76 Test after Lesson 105

Math 87 Math 87 Test after Lesson 85Math 87 Test after Lesson 90

Thursday 5/14/20 The Reading is from Jonah 1:1-2. Now the word fo the Loard came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before Me."

Ring...ring. Jonathan felt guiltier by the second. He knew exactly who was calling; he could see the last name on the phone's caller identification. It was Zach.

"Jonathan, why don't you pick up the phone?" his father said as he entered the kitchen.

"Dad, I don't like spending time with Zach! He's okay, I guess, but he's not a Christian, and he talks way too much. Some people at school don't like him for that reason," said Jonathan.

"You sound a bit like Jonah!" his father said.

"Jonah? I don't know who Jonah is," Jonathan replied.

"Go grab your Bible," said Dad. "After you read Jonah, you might think twice about screening your calls!" his father laughed.

Jonathan read about how God told Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and tell the people that God wanted them to repent. But Jonah did not care for the people of Nineveh.

Then Jonah got on a boat and ran away from God's call! Reading about the giant fish swallowing Jonah and spitting him out three days later made Jonathan just about fall out of his seat.

"Dad, God really wants everyone to be sorry for their sins, doesn't He? He wants everyone to know about Jesus. I wonder if I made a huge mistake. I'm sorry now I didn't answer the phone. You know, maybe if I got to know Zach better, I could invite him to Sunday School and church," said Jonathan. 

Well, son," said his father. "There's the phone. If you like, you can call him back."

Journal: In your journal, write the names of people who have been Christian friends to you. Thank God for them.

Pray: Dear God, when You give me opportunities to show others Your love, don't let me run away. Instead, lead me to run to You for help. Thank You for forgiving me through Your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Monday 5/18/20 The Reading is from Jonah 3:1. Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time.

Take Two

Amelia sighed. It had been a long, difficult practice. Can we just be done? she thought to herself.

"Okay, let's take a quick break! Be back on the stage in five minutes," the director said. "Amelia, can I see you for a minute?"

Amelia stepped off the stage and sat down by her diector.

"You seem a little bit off today. Is something wrong?" Mrs. Sheffield asked.

Amelia sighed. "I'm just not getting it. The dance steps. I keep messing them up."

"They're difficult dance steps; it's okay if you're struggling a bit."

"Yeah, but I'm a lead in this musical; I should be able to do it by now."

Mrs. Sheffield laughed. "Who told you that leads have to be perfect? God knows we can't be perfect, and I know the same thing. Because our sins are forgiven through Jesus, God gives us the opportunity to start over again many times in life. I hope to do the same for you," said Mrs. Sheffield.

Amelia thought about it. Even when I made mistakes today, she kept encouraging me. She could have been angry, but instead she's been kind.

"Thanks, Mrs. Sheffield. I'll keep trying."

"God doesn't give up on His people, and I'm not going to give up on you, Amelia. You'll be fantastic!"

Journal- How has God allowed you to try again?

Pray- Dear Jesus, forgive me when i fail and help me to follow You. Amen.

Wednesday 5/20/20 The Reading is from Jonah 4:1. But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. 

Not Fair

Seth tossed his bag on the kitchen floor. "It's just not fair," he said. "What's not fair?" asked mom. "Mr. Johnson invited Joe to be in student government today." "Aren't you in student government too?" mom asked. "Yeah, but Joe can be really mean. He doesn't deserve to be in student government," said Seth. "Hmm...it sounds to me like you can relate to Jonah," mom said. "Jonah who?" asked Seth. Mom smiled, "Jonah the prophet. Remember him?" " You mean the guy who was swallowed by the fish?" Seth asked. "I'm not exactly on a boat, mom," Seth sighed. "Oh, you are on a boat alright - a boat that is floating on a sea of anger," mom said gently. "I have a right to be!" Seth said angrily. Mom smiled. "I think Jonah felt the same way. God told him to preach repentance to the Ninievites, but Jonah refused because the Ninievites were known for their cruelty and arrogance. They definitely did not deserve God's grace. But, God loved them too, despite their sin. In the same way, God sent Jesus to die and rise again in order to remove our sins. Could Mr. Johnson be showing kindness to Joe? Could he be trying to care for him?" "Maybe," sighed Seth. "Even though it's not fair, maybe you're right; kindness should be free."

Journal - Who needs kindness in your life?

Pray - Dear Jesus, please help me to show Your love to everyone even those that don't deserve it. Amen.

Friday 5/22/20 The Reading is from Psalm 130: 3-4. If You, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with You there is forgiveness, that You may be feared. 

A List of Wrongs

Shantel's parents went out for the night and left her big sister, Natalia, in charge. Shantel wasn't listening to her sister, but their parents didn't allow Natalia to punish Shantel. So Natalia started to make a list of everything Shantel did wrong. She planned to give the list to her parents so they would punish Shantel when they got home.

Natalia's list was long! "Shantel jumped on the couches after I told her not to. Shantel hit me when I told her to stop jumping on the couches. Shantel wore her shoes on the carpet. Shantel left three candy wrappers on the end table by the lamp." The list went on and on!

When Shantel's parents got home, Natalia gave them a huge list of wrongs Shantel had done. Before her parents could say a word, Shantel yelled, "I know, I'm in trouble!" Then she ran to her room and slammed the door.

Can you imagine what it would be like if someone followed you around, just waiting for you to mess up? Then, when you did, they added it to a list of everything you've done wrong? That would be embarrassing!

God does see everything we do. He knows when we are on our best behaviour and when we fail. Thankfully, He doesn't keep a record of our iniquities- that means our sins. Instead, He took the punishment for our sins and made up for all of them on the cross. Instead of punishment, He gives us forgiveness because of Jesus.

Journal: How would you feel is someone wrote a list of all the things that you did wrong?

Pray: Thank You, Lord, for not keeping track of everything I do wrong. Thank You for forgiving my sins and loving me anyway. Help me to live in a way that would make You proud. Amen.




CHSuser on 02-04-2021 at 1:38 AM
Brayden S. on 05-29-2020 at 5:23 PM
Lol how's quarantine going for yall
Nathan on 05-27-2020 at 10:47 AM
Sleep in
Khammi on 05-23-2020 at 9:51 PM
I miss swimming
Mr.M on 05-22-2020 at 3:04 PM
Since the quarantine started, what is something that you are doing that you love to do?
Me first.
i use to hike A LOT, haven't for awhile. found out how much i missed it and love it!

Khammi Alsum on 05-13-2020 at 2:42 PM
I don't get the Bill of Rights thing.
Mr. M on 05-13-2020 at 11:06 AM
Let's hear from everyone!
How is it going?
Robert on 05-05-2020 at 2:25 PM
i learned how to play trombone
Makayla on 05-04-2020 at 11:55 AM
Rusty misses you all
Robert on 04-29-2020 at 1:15 PM
(devotion for tuesday)
Robert on 04-29-2020 at 1:15 PM
whoever wrote the devotion must have known me!!!!!
Khammi Alsum on 04-29-2020 at 8:39 AM
Hi guys :)
Khammi Alsum on 04-29-2020 at 8:39 AM
Hi guys :)
Mrs. M on 04-23-2020 at 10:25 PM
Hello everyone. We are sitting at home thinking of all of you. Please stay safe and call if you need help with assignments.
Robert on 04-23-2020 at 2:28 PM
i have not gotten my packet in the mail yet
Robert on 04-23-2020 at 1:55 PM
i enjoyed the for fun video

when he said uganda i screamed UGANDA NUCKLES DO U KNOW THE WAY
Samantha AKA Roberts sister on 04-23-2020 at 1:50 PM
Hi Mr. M. How's quarantine going?
Robert on 04-23-2020 at 1:48 PM
hi :)
Mr. M on 04-14-2020 at 1:35 PM
Allan Clark on 04-14-2020 at 10:24 AM
I beat NATHAN *gives nathan glare*
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