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© 2018 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 34, No. 5 Draw the t-shirt that continues the pattern in each row. Ethan got a gift card for his birthday. birthday Which of these T-shirts should he buy? Spending money isn’ isn’t always as simple as it seems. Ask a parent to tell you about the way they make decisions while shopping. On your next trip to the store, compare and discuss the value of several products. Which shirt would YOU choose, and why? Write your reasons here to help me decide: Circle the most important thing you’d consider when buying each of these items. Standards Link: Visual Discrimination: Find similarities and differences in common objects. EXPENSIVE QUALITY DECIDE BUDGET MONEY PRICE VALUE COOL PAID ITEM BRAND GIFT FAIR SHOPPING TOYS Find the words by looking up, down, backwards, forwards, sideways and diagonally. T F I G P J E F E G Q E V W F A I R V N B U D G E T I M I I R L A P X C E D S P A A X L V T I H N P N V O D I W X R E O D O S Y O T J K P H C G M O N E Y R X S N E P X E D I C E D Standards Link: Letter sequencing. Recongized identical words. Skim and scan reading. Recall spelling patterns. Advertisement Funnies Select an advertisement in today’s newspaper that has five or more adjectives. Replace each adjective with an adjective that means the opposite to create a very silly advertisement. No one likes to ____________ more money than is necessary. So, when you go ________________, there are a lot of things to consider. First, are you spending more than you can ____________? Setting a budget before you get to the store – and sticking to it – can keep you from ___________________________. Next, look at the quality of the item you’re buying. Is the more expensive item better made than a ___________ version? If so, it might last longer and is a better __________. Or is the more expensive item pricier only because it is cool and trendy? Thinking about what’s most important to you is how you decide the best value when making a ____________. It’s the smart way to spend! Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Use strategies of the reading process to follow written directions. Ad Values Find three advertisements in the newspaper. Read each one and decide what value they are selling. Are they selling something because it is the best price? Or, because it is cool? Or something else? Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. Sweet Talk Have you ever sweet-talked Send your story to: someone into helping you with a chore or into simply doing it for you? How did you do it? Deadline: February 4, 2018 Published: Week of Mar. 4 Please include your school and grade.

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