April Fools’ Day Activities

Information and activities are from A Plan For All Seasons: Using newspapers in grades 3-8 to make the most of holidays and seasonal events.  Written by Ann West, NIE Consultant and distributed by the NIE Institute. April Fools’ Day is often celebrated with harmless pranks and foolish happenings.  In real life, many of us feel foolish…
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Spring Holidays

From KRP’s The Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide. Here are some holidays that are observed in the spring. The Christian observances of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter, and the Jewish Passover are important religious holidays that fall in March or April. The Eastern Orthodox Easter, called Pascha, also falls into this time period. Spring holy…
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Santa Village Word Search

Santa Village opens today!  There are games, books, music, hot cocoa, cookies and more than 40 themed Christmas trees to enjoy. Santa Village will be open today through Sunday and Dec. 19 – 22 in the Lincoln Golf Course Clubhouse. Admission is free for all ages with a freewill donation of cash, a canned good…
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Symbols Of Patriotism

Does your school have a mascot? The Tigers, maybe? The Bulldogs or Pirates? A school mascot is an example of a symbol — something that stands for something else. In most cases, mascots are symbols of strength and power. Nations use symbols, too. They are used to give people a sense of belonging and to…
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What Are The Synthetic Drugs In Our Area?

There has been a lot of talk about synthetic drug use in our area recently.  Two teen-aged males died apparently from overdosing on synthetic drugs in the month of June. These were two separate cases.         To make you more aware of what is happening, the Grand Forks Police Department has started…
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