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December 05, 2018 : Counting Down to Christmas

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Write the first letter of each day of the week down the left side of a piece of paper: S - M - T - W - T - F - S. Paste a newspaper picture of something you would like or something you would like to do that starts with t he letter, next to the letter. For example, perhaps you would like to “skate” on Sunday.

2. With a friend, see how many days of the week you can find in one section of the newspaper. How many did you find? How many different days of the week did you find?

3. Think of all the Christmas - related things you could do in a week – like wrapping presents or baking cookies. Make a one - week calendar and write a different Christmas activity on each day.

4. Some advent calendars have themes, like animals or cartoon characters. Choose a theme and create your own advent calendar by pasting newspaper words of pictures that represent your theme on the calendar days.

5. Use the internet to find out how the different days of the week were named. Write the names of the days, like Sunday and Mon day, on a piece of paper. Next to each name, write a brief description of what the name means.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand people and events honored in commemorative holidays. (History)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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