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    Ideas for Articles
    By 3rdGradeNE

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    I have worked at the same school for 11 years, and have seen MANY articles. Here are some of my favorites:

    * Meet the teacher. This is also very helpful if the teacher is new to your school. Basically 2-3 paragraphs on a teacher's professional and personal life. Maybe even a picture?

    * Meet the student. Have teachers from different grades submit nominations for some of the brightest, most motivated students in their classes. Then, pick one for each month. (Don't go for the same grade each month!)

    * Ask other teachers for some samples of students' writing. Some poems or short stories created by students will look great for the paper.

    * For each newspaper, select ONE class out of your school. Have this teacher ask students to write an answer to some question. EXAMPLE: For the month of November, perhaps Ms. Kimberly in Room 10 asks her class to finish this line: "I am thankful for..." Then, each student submits a response. Publish all responses.

    * Of course, a calendar of upcoming events and activities.

    * Here's a fun one that the students might like: Ask some (or all, if you need to fill space) of the teachers in your school what they would do besides teaching. Or maybe ask teachers why they chose teaching. Or how about some funny stories teachers have had over the years?

    I see I have gone on way too long! The ideas are endless.

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