Monday, May 20, 2013, Tracy Bergum’s 5th grade students from Sacred Heart School in East Grand Forks visited the Grand Forks Herald downtown office. Thanks for coming – we enjoyed your visit!
Thursday, April 25, 2013, the 6th grade students from Larimore, N.D. visited the Grand Forks Herald downtown office. They are pictured here with teacher Brenda Beck (right) and para Judith Quinn (left).
This same group visited the Grand Forks Herald production plant last May as 5th graders. Here are a couple of photos of them from last year at the Herald production plant.
April 26 is the “national” Arbor Day. North Dakota’s Arbor Day is the first Friday in May. Each state has their own Arbor Day depending upon the planting season in their state. This year, however, ND is celebrating their State Arbor Day on May 17 at Annie’s House in Bottineau, N.D. Click on the following links to learn more:
You are invited to Celebrating Our Cultures Tuesday, April 23 at Red River High School in Grand Forks. The event will feature presentations, cultural songs and dances from New American & International students and food sampling from various countries. The event is free and open to the public beginning at 5:30pm. Enter through Red River High School Door #1 by Cushman Field. For more information call (701)746-2205 #115.
Is there anything better than a warm, sunny day? All winter, we wait for the weather to warm up so we can throw off our sweaters and pull on our shorts. Warm days let us play in the parks and playgrounds, ride our bikes or head for the swimming pool.
But could our weather be getting too warm? Scientists think so. Environmental scientists and geoscientists study the Earth and its history. They measure and track all kinds of information so they can help us protect the environment. Scientists tell us what may happen in the future and give advice on taking care of our wonderful planet.
This NIE tab, Cool it: The Good, the Bad and What You Can Do About Global Warming was produced by KRP and distributed by the NIE Institute.
Note: if you are going to print this pdf, you will need to adjust your print setting to fit on page. The pdf is bigger than 8.5 x 11 (normal print size.)
The Angle is accessible from the rest of Minnesota by one of two ways:
The border crossing is unstaffed. Travelers using the single gravel road in and out of the Angle are expected to use a telephone at Jim’s Corner, Youngs Bay Marina or Carlsons Landing to contact Canadian or U.S. Customs and make their declarations. -Wikipedia.org
Here is an activity page on Respect to use with younger students. Download by clicking on the following link: RESPECT
In celebration of the Art Wise Elementary Art Show March 19-21 in Grand Forks, here are some art activities to use with the newspaper from the NIE Institute.
Download and print the activities by clicking here
Art activities using the Newspaper:
1. Study the figures from the sport’s section. Note the position of a body when playing ball, running or jumping. Draw some of the figures in different positions.
2. Illustrate a news story noting place, persons, events, spectators, etc.
3. Using the expressions of the comic characters draw faces showing emotion; surprise, sad, happy, etc. Find photographs illustrating a variety of expressions.
4. Using cut-outs from ads, create a new ad considering: arousing attention, pleasing balance, pleasing colors and overall effect.
5. Use the comics to:
• Illustrate some of the comic characters.
• Discuss how artists communicate the idea of motion i.e. raised feet, body position, curved motion lines, etc.
• Color black and white comics.
• Analyze emotions; happy, sad, frightened, angry, etc. Discuss how the artists communicate emotion.
• For a study in shapes color all squares in red, rectangles in blue, circles in green, etc.
6. Use a photograph as a still life model.
7. Re-design a house in the classified ads. Enlarge or modify, re-design the outside by adding a patio, porch, second story, etc. Color a picture of a house in different colors to study how color affects appearance. Design the interior as described in the ad.
8. For a discussion of textures have students cut out pictures of things in the paper that have different textures. Paste on poster board or sheet of paper. Next to the picture write one word that describes the texture such as soft, furry, scratchy, smooth, etc.
9. Draw a caricature (a drawing of a person that makes a certain feature stand out) of someone in the news.
10. Create a person’s face by drawing features from a variety of faces; eyes, shape, hair, etc.
11. Find examples of different font styles in the paper. Select one style you like and try writing your name in this style.
12. Using animal photos in the newspaper, create an animal scene such as a zoo, circus, farmyard, jungle, etc.
13. Illustrate a newspaper ad that has no picture with it.
14. Younger students can make an alphabet book using headline and advertising letters. Use newspaper pictures to illustrate each letter.
15. Cut out a picture of a person in a sport’s scene. Have students draw a crowd watching the event and of other players in different positions surrounding the player.
16. Draw a comic strip based on a news story.
17. Create newspaper scrapbooks for a variety of themes; transportation, holidays, landscapes, buildings, plants, etc.
18. Collect and study photographs with regard to perspective, proportion, balance, shading, use of color, etc.
19. Watch the newspaper for stories of art related articles; art sales, shows and exhibits, art form, etc.
20. For a study of architecture have students design house plans based on descriptions of houses listed in the real estate ads.
21. Make a silhouette using the classified section as the paper for the head. Have students cut out words from the paper that describe them. Cut out the silhouette and paste it on a piece of construction paper with the describing words pasted around the head.
22. Illustrate a letter to the editor as a political cartoon.
23. Draw a map of the places mentioned in the front page news.
You are invited to the Art Wise Elementary Art Show at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks March 19-21. There will be artwork on display from every K-5 student in our area. There will also be art activities, live stage performances, face painting, make and take art stations, demonstrating artists and concessions. Free admission – bring the whole family! For more information visit www.artwise4kids.com