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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!

Scholastic has a ton of great deals this month! Let me know if you want to see some flyers! Every teacher order over $10.00 gets a FREE $5.00 book this month! AND we also get points for every dollar spent that add up for free books for the library!

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 Tree

by Robert Barry

December Celebrations

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