Here’s a wonderful opportunity for kids in grades 3-6. They can experience a day in a 1930′s country school at the Grand Forks Historical Society during School House Days. There are lessons, games, crafts and lunch served in pails.
Each year has a theme. This year, the program will feature a story about good guys and bad guys in the Old West, which complements the Myra Museum’s feature exhibit on law enforcement history. Bonnie Cameron, a retired Grand Forks teacher, will lead the schoolhouse adventure.
Choose from two dates – either Monday, August 8 or Monday, August 15.
Here’s a guide you should check out from the North Dakota State Parent Information Resource Center. It’s called “100 Tips for Parents.” These tips have been created to help you become more involved in your child’s education. Topics include everything from homework tips to what to ask at parent & teacher conferences. As a more involved parent, you improve your child’s chances to be successful in school. For each topic, you will find suggestions for how you can obtain additional information and assistance.
The Wireless Foundation , the National Crime Prevention Council and Weekly Reader have created a brochure titled, Get Wise About Wireless -Cell Phone Savvy. It was produced to help kids develop good judgment in digital communication—and to be good citizens online, on the phone, and in person.
Cell phones and the Internet provide us with instant access to people and information. This instant ability to communicate with people we know and don’t know raises safety and courtesy concerns, especially for children. Are your kids savvy about cyber communication? Do they know what’s appropriate to say and send and what isn’t? Do they know how to handle cyberbullies? Are they bullies themselves, using text, email, voice, and instant messages, or photos to embarrass, upset, or insult other students? For more information check out the brochure below.
In celebration of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 opening this Friday in theaters, here’s an MCT OnePage that offers an enchanting guide to the wizarding world of Hogwarts. You’ll find a letter from Albus Dumbledore; a Hogwarts entrance exam; an A to Z wizard’s dictionary; and a list of suggested readings.
Here are some messages of hope and encouragement from Laura Knox’s Awesome Authors group in Grand Forks. Some of the students’ siblings also submitted pictures. They wanted to show support for the people of Minot. These students (who will be entering grades 1-3 in the next school year) participated in a summer creative writing class taught by Laura Knox, kindergarten teacher at Viking Elementary in Grand Forks.