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Bringing news to the classroom

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Photo by Jan Thompson Mammoth Spring sixth grader Cody Brindley reads The South Missourian News in Teresa Flynn's class.
MAMMOTH SPRING -- Six classes at Mammoth Spring Elementary School use The South Missourian News in their classroom as part of the Newspaper in Education program.

The classes that participate in the program are the sixth grade classes of Teresa Flynn and Kristy Brown; fifth grade classes of Terry Range and Norma Moss; and the fourth grade classes of Ann Washam and Amy Smith.

Flynn said her class uses the newspaper on Thursday for about a 45 minute class. They call Thursday newspaper day in her class.

There are 19 students in Flynn's class and all the students receive a newspaper to keep.

"We use the newspaper working with English and math. We look at the graphs, if there are any, and grammar and word studies," she said. She added that in science class the students read the weather section of the paper.

Flynn said she is an avid newspaper reader herself and students all look forward to newspaper day in class.

A visit to her class on newspaper day found the students comparing prices between two local grocery stores, Wallace and Owens and Town and Country.

Flynn had the students compare prices of certain advertised items including pizza, sugar, and chocolate chips to see which would be the cheapest store to shop. After the prices were compared they learned how to add the tax to the final total of their purchase.

Flynn said she has taught sixth grade for six years and has used The South Missourian News in the Newspaper in Education program every year.

"This is a great program and students really enjoy newspaper day and The South Missosurian News," she said.

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