Meet This Year’s Awesome Authors!

These students (who will be entering grades 1-3 in the next school year) are participating in a summer creative writing class taught by Laura Knox, kindergarten teacher at Viking Elementary in GF. The students came to the Herald to learn about writing and reporting the news. They were even equipped with pencils and notebooks. Check…
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Essay Contest For Students – WIN PRIZES!

Teachers and parents – here is a great opportunity for your students!  Kids ages 10-18 can enter the 2012 Optimists International Essay Contest and have a chance to win prizes.  This year’s topic is “How My Positive Outlook Benefits my Community.”   ELIGIBILTY:  Contestants must be between the ages of 10-18 as of December 31, 2011…
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Thanksgiving Word Search

Looking for an activity for the kids (or adults) to do while waiting to eat on Thanksgiving? Here is a word search I created with words that relate to Thanksgiving. Print as many copies as you like. Enjoy your holiday and remember to count your blessings! Click here to download the puzzle

Haiku Contest

Are you looking for a fun project for your students? How about submitting an entry in the grandforksherald.com Valentine’s Day Haiku Poetry Contest!  Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry, generally consisting of 17 syllables in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively. English haiku does not adhere to this strict syllable count,…
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Create Your Own Comics

Here’s a fun activity for you and your kids. It is called Comic Creator and is from readwritethink.org created by Thinkfinity/Verizon Foundation.  The Comic Creator invites children and teens to design their own comic strips. Their creations can be just for fun or as part of more structural learning activities: planning writing activities, before –…
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