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Friday, December 4th, 2015
Newspapers are great for finished early activities!
We have copies of the Omaha World Herald delivered for teachers to use with their classes. They are great for finished early activities. Please feel free to take one or two copies and have your students try one of these:
- What is an antonym? Look through the newspaper and find five different sets of antonyms. Clip theses words from the newspaper and paste onto your paper.
- Look through the newspaper and find all the maps. How many were you able to find? Choose an article you have found in the paper and draw a map to illustrate that article.
- Take a newspaper and find three stories or pictures about accidents. Clip these stories/pictures out of the paper. Paste onto a sheet of paper. How could each of these accidents have been prevented?
- Locate a newspaper article written in the present tense and clip it out of the paper. Underline all the verbs and then rewrite the article in the past tense.
- Clip ten adjectives from the advertising section of the newspaper. Paste these onto your paper and beside each write one synonym and one antonym.
Scholastic Book Orders - Books Make GREAT Holiday Gifts!
Great Holiday Reads
Great Christmas Books to
Read to Kids of All Ages
Are you looking for some books to share with your children, nieces, nephews, or grandchildren? This is a very busy time for everyone, but sharing one of your favorite holiday stories is a great way to slow things down a bit and remember the reason for the season! Try one of these!
*How the Grinch Stole Christmas
by Dr. Seuss
*Letters from Father Christmas
by J.R.R. Tolkien
*The Polar Express
by Chris Van Allsburg
*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
by Barbara Robinson
*Mr. Willowby's Christmas Treeby Robert Barry
Here is a list of celebrations that might be a fun focus or brain break for a lesson in December!
5 - Ninja Day
6 - St. Nicholas/Mitten Tree Day
7 - Pearl Harbor/Letter Writing/Cotton Candy Day
8 - National Brownie Day
9 - Christmas Card Day
10 - Human Rights/Nobel Prize Day
11 - Lost & Found Day
12 - Poinsettia/Gingerbread House Day
13 - Violin Day
14 - Monkey Day
15 - Cat Herders/Bill of Rights Day
16 - Chocolate Covered Anything Day
17 - Maple Syrup/Wright Brothers Day
18 - Ugly Sweater Day