Eleven fifth graders in Alice Smith’s reading group at Ben Franklin Elementary School approached this project with great enthusiasm, as they brainstormed, wrote, edited and revised their responses in a class writing project. Here are copies of their thoughtful and heartfelt letters which were published in the Grand Forks Herald on Thanksgiving Day.
Picture by: Madysen Butts
Here’s a word search puzzle in celebration of Thanksgiving.
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Check out this newspaper scavenger hunt. See how many of the following Thanksgiving-related items you can find in your newspaper:
1. A food that you’d like to eat for Thanksgiving
2. A place you’d like to visit during Thanksgiving
3. Something for which you’re thankful this year
4. Information about a Thanksgiving-related event in your area
5. Someone who has reason to be thankful this year
6. The word “thanks” or “Thanksgiving” in today’s newspaper
7. The word “turkey” or a photo or graphic of one
8. The thing in today’s news that you think the first Thanksgiving guests would be surprised by the most
Provided by Emily R. Workman, NiE Program Director, The Benton County Daily Record & Northwest Arkansas Times, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Northwest Arkansas Edition and distributed by the NIE Institute.
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Recently, the Herald asked a group of Grand Forks students: What are you thankful for?
Eleven fifth graders in Alice Smith’s reading group at Ben Franklin Elementary School in Grand Forks approached this project with great enthusiasm, as they brainstormed, wrote, edited and revised their responses in a class writing project.
Their letters will appear in the Thanksgiving Day issue of the Grand Forks Herald. We hope you take the time to read their thoughtful and heartfelt responses.
Thank you to Alice Smith and her students for working with the Herald on this special project!
Today’s featured Awesome Authors’ book reviews and illustrations are from Gayatri Gautham, age 7 and Briley Zhang, age 6. These appeared in the Grand Forks Herald on Sunday, October 18, 2015.
I received some wonderful thank you letters and drawings from Alice Smith and her 5th grade students, who came to tour the Grand Forks Herald in late October. I don’t have space to print all of the letters, so I’ll just share the one from the teacher.
Dear Sue and employees of The Herald,
You all made such an impression on my group of readers and writers last week. I very much appreciate the time each department took to share what they do and the types of skills needed to get the job done. They are so proud to be working on the writing piece for the special section. Sue, your time and effort were invaluable!
Alice Smith, 5th grade teacher
Ben Franklin Elementary, Grand Forks
Here are just a few of the pictures from the students:
The students are also working on a special project with the Herald. They have written letters with the theme “What I am Thankful For” which will be published in the paper on Thanksgiving Day. Don’t miss it!
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