Here’s another word search puzzle I created in celebration of Thanksgiving.
$4 — Retail price.
31 — Advertising flyers.
52 — News pages.
300 — Additional labor hours for printing/packaging.
714 — Advertising flyer pages.
766 — Total pages.
30,500 — Number of newspapers printed.
119,000 — Pounds of newspapers printed.
23,363,000 — Number of pages printed.
Thanksgiving Day’s Herald will be the company’s heaviest paper ever. Read all about in Wednesday’s Herald…
See how many words related to Black Friday you can find in this word search.
Black Friday is the day following Thanksgiving in the United States, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. On this day, most major retailers open extremely early and offer promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season. Black Friday indicates the point at which retailers begin to turn a profit, or are “in the black.”
Let’s take a look at some activities from the NIE tab called Meet Me at the Mall distributed by the NIE Institute.
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Buy Now! … Please?
Right now — as you’re reading this — there’s a battle going on. It’s a battle for your business, and every store, restaurant, and company wants to win you over as a customer. Here are some of their “weapons”:
Advertising— Whenever you pick up a newspaper, turn on a radio, open the mailbox, or watch TV, there’s an advertisement waiting for you.
Pricing — Price alone can convince shoppers to buy —or not to buy. Location and display— Retailers work to make their store and its merchandise attractive to customers.
Service— Good service helps create loyal customers.
It Pays to Advertise - Many retailers look at advertising not as an expense, but as an investment: For every dollar they spend, they hope to get $20, $50, or $150 back. Most ads say one of five things to you:
1. “You need this” You’re told that you need the productto be happier, wealthier, better-looking, safer, or more comfortable.
2. “You’ll want this because I like it” A celebrity tells you how much he or she likes the product.
3. “Image is everything” The ad itself is so cool — or funny — it makes you want to buy the product.
4. “Everybody else is buying this” You’re told that if you don’t buy the product, you’ll feel left out.
5. “Buy this because it’s a great deal” The ad appeals to the bargain hunter in you.
ACTIVITIES - As a class, go through the newspaper and assign each student a different ad to analyze. Answer the following questions about your ad and take turns reporting to the class:
• Which of the five advertising techniques listed above is used in this ad? (There might be more than one.)
• What age group is the target of this ad?
• What do you like about the ad?
• What do you dislike?
• Is the ad effective — would it make you want to buy or act?
• Using a scale of 1 (doesn’t work) to 10 (sign me up), rate the ad for its overall effectiveness.
Throughout the year, we get to celebrate, or show how grateful we are, for certain people and things on holidays.
On some holidays, kids get to stay home from school, and parents get the day off work. Those are great days for the whole family to hang out together, celebrating!
On Arbor Day and Earth Day we show our appreciation for the earth and its natural resources. On President’s Day and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day we take time to remember, and show our gratitude for, the great leaders of our country who struggled for our rights and freedoms. On Veteran’s Day we say thanks to the men and women who have fought and died protecting our nation all over the world. On Labor Day we give thanks, and a day of rest to those people who work hard at their jobs all year long. On Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Grandparents Day we show how grateful we are for our loved ones.
As you can see, the list goes on and on. That’s because we all have a lot to be thankful for! We can be thankful for our health, our families, our friends, and much more. But you know what? We don’t have to wait for a holiday like Thanksgiving to say we’re grateful. You can show how grateful you are every day!
A great way to show gratitude is by being polite and saying “thank you” and “you’re welcome.” Being loyal and faithful to your friends and family shows gratitude. Just treating other people, young and old, with respect shows gratitude. Handshakes, hugs and kind words show gratitude, and make other people grateful to you! And you know what’ s the best part? You can spread a little gratitude all year long!
What or who are you grateful for? On a piece of paper make a list of all of the things and/or people you are grateful for.
Information is from the Washington Times NIE and the NIE Institute.
Fifty years later, Kathey Atkinson can still see the slain president’s car, the sights of LBJ shouting at Secret Service men and a tearful Jackie in a bloodstained dress.“I can go back there in an instant,”said Atkinson,whose heartbroken,12-year-old face on the front page of the Dallas Times Herald would come to symbolize a nation’s grief. “It’s that ingrained in me.”
The tragic typhoon devastation in the Philippines has sparked Kid Scoop to create a Kid Scoop Typhoon Special Edition dedicated to helping kids better understand and cope with this natural disaster. Each page includes information on how to help through contributions to the Red Cross. Thank you to Kid Scoop and Content That Works for providing this wonderful resource FREE OF CHARGE!
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Thanksgiving Day is what its name implies: a day to give thanks for the blessings we receive during the year. Originally, this day was set aside to give thanks for a plentiful harvest. But modern Thanksgiving observances not only celebrate Earth’s bounty but also all good fortune.
Families gather together for big dinners and reunions. Surprisingly, the first Thanksgiving observance did not involve food. But less than a year after the Plymouth colonists settled in America, they held a three-day harvest festival complete with ducks, geese, clams, plums, leeks, cornbread, and, yes, turkey.
•Thanksgiving Day is a day normally associated with food — lots of it. Have students scan the newspaper’s grocery ads and identify the traditional Thanksgiving Day foods. Talk about how some of those foods, such as cranberries, became “traditional” because of their availability for the first Thanksgiving observances. Discuss whether those foods are produced or grown locally today or are shipped from other parts of the country. Conclude by asking them to plan a Thanksgiving Day menu that includes only items locally grown or produced.
•Talk about food as symbols. For example, Indian corn is often used as decoration during the Thanksgiving season because the Native Americans taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn. The Pilgrims survived their first harsh winter in America thanks to the corn harvest. Illustrate this concept by having students research other Thanksgiving foods to see if they are symbolic. Then have them search newspaper ads for foods that are used to stand for or represent something else. Ask them to share their examples with the class.
•Today, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the winter gift-giving season. In fact, the day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year. Have students watch the newspaper on the days leading up to Thanksgiving. Have them chart the number of stores that have scheduled after-Thanksgiving sales and specials. Extend the activity by having each student pretend he or she is going on a shopping excursion the day after Thanksgiving. They can “shop” for a specific item(s), comparing prices in the newspaper. Or they can map out their day by pinpointing which stores they want to go to and how to get there. They can do this individually or in small groups.
JUST FOR FUN: Go on a newspaper scavenger hunt for the following Thanksgiving-related items:
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; and the thing in today’s news that you think the first Thanksgiving guests would be surprised by the most.
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