Thanksgiving Newspaper Activities

From KRP’s The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide.  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…
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Veterans Day Resource

The men and women who have served in the United States armed forces have their own special day each year. Veterans Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the end of World War I in 1918, is a time to celebrate American veterans’ patriotism and willingness to sacrifice their lives for our country. At first, Veterans…
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Halloween Newspaper Activities

From KRP’s Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide… Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, is an ancient celebration that can be traced to the early Catholic Church and “All Saints Day,” an observance in honor of saints. However, in the 5th century B.C., in Celtic Ireland, people began celebrating All Saints Day as the Celtic New Year and…
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Attention Grand Forks Parents

In today’s print edition of the Grand Forks Herald (8/5/16), you’ll find a special 4-page supplement called “Spotlight on Excellence” produced by the Grand Forks Public Schools. It is a great resource, if you have a student attending Grand Forks Public Schools. It lists all of the Grand Forks Public Schools, their addresses, phone numbers…
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Sunday Is Father’s Day

Father’s Day, a holiday which honors fathers worldwide, is celebrated in the United States on the third Sunday of June. It originated in the United States in 1910, a few years after the country began celebrating Mother’s Day. Father’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1972. (Information is from  www.history.com/topics/fathers-day.) ACTIVITY (From the NIE guide,…
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