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Watch Young Minds Blossom With the Newspaper

Newspaper Blossoms

Make a simple flower pattern with five to nine petals on a large sheet of paper. Have students find pictures and/or words that tell about themselves for each petal. Here are some subject ideas for individual petals:

My name
My friends
My favorite book
My favorite music
My favorite sport
What I do well
My hometown
My school
My favorite place
My favorite subject
My favorite book
My favorite food

Big Business

Have students pretend each one owns a business in town. Each student will use artwork, words and pictures from the newspaper to create an advertisement for his or her imaginary business. Integrate math skills by calling the newspaper for a rate sheet. Have students calculate the cost to publish one of their ads, both on the Web and in the newspaper.

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