Tips To Prepare For School – Part 2

School will be starting soon. Here are some quick tips to help parents and kids get ready for the upcoming school year from McClatchy-Tribune. Setting the family alarm clock to hit those early, early — did we mention early? — morning classes is only part of the challenge of going back to school. OK, first,…
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A Look At Patriotism

A look at patriotism Why do we sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at sporting events? Or stand at attention when the U.S. flag is raised or lowered? Set off fireworks on the Fourth of July?  Because we love our country, and we show it through acts of patriotism. Patriotism is showing respect for your country’s symbols,…
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Mrs. Dryburgh’s 3rd Graders From Kelly Elementary

Mrs. Dryburgh’s 3rd grade class from Kelly Elementary visited the Grand Forks Herald on Wednesday afternoon. They completed the Junior Achievement program last week through Grand Forks Public Schools and newspapers are included in the curriculum. Junior Achievement is a partnership approach to education involving community volunteers and classrooms.  Junior Achievement connects businesses and education…
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How To Ask How Was School Today?

There was an excellent letter published on the Dec. 9 Herald opinion page by Brittany Berberich.  She is a 3rd grade teacher from South Point Elementary School in East Grand Forks.  She has some wonderful advice for parents of school age children.  Here is the letter: Brittany Berberich, East Grand Forks:  How to ask, ‘How was…
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Community Connections With Geography And The Newspaper

Geography is at the core of social studies. Whether the subject matter is history, economics, civics or current events, students must begin with a sense of where things are and how they fit into the world. Before we can care about the world and its people, before we can wonder about what came before, what…
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