Chinese New Year

What is the Chinese New Year?  Here is some information from KRP’s Ultimate Holiday Activity Guide from the NIE Institute.  Chinese New Year (cultural/religious) The traditional Chinese lunar year begins at sunset on the day of the second new moon following the winter solstice. It can begin any time from Jan. 10-Feb. 19 and a…
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What Is Boxing Day?

Here’s some information from What does Boxing Day celebrate?   Boxing Day has nothing to do with the fighting sport of boxing, but rather is a day when gifts are given to people in the service industry like mail carriers, doormen, porters, and tradesmen. When is Boxing Day celebrated?  The day after Christmas, December 26th…
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Holiday Season Newspaper Activities

Looking for some activities to do in the classroom? Here are some ideas from the NIE Institute. The actvities cover a variety of subjects from art to social studies. ART: During the holiday season, many gifts are exchanged between friends and family. Students can use your newspaper (including advertisements and regular content) to create personal…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

                Picture by:  Madysen Butts

Awesome Authors Week 6

Today’s featured Awesome Authors’ book reviews and illustrations are from Lily Meyer, age 7 and Blake Solberg, age 6. These appeared in the Grand Forks Herald on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Book reviews from the Awesome Authors were published each Sunday from August 30 – October 18, 2015 in the Grand Forks Herald Accent section.