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NIE Siouxland

One community. One goal. One child at a time.

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515 Pavonia St.
PO Box 118
Sioux City, IA 51102
Toll Free: 800-807-5111
Last Updated: August 21, 2017

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About NIE Siouxland

Operating since: 2015

NIE is a cooperative effort of newspapers working with local schools to encourage the use of the newspaper as an educational tool to promote literacy and civic responsibility.

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What is Newspapers In Education (NIE)?

NIE is a cooperative effort of newspapers working with local schools to encourage the use of the newspaper as an educational tool to promote literacy and civic responsibility. Through this program, The Sioux City Journal provides newspapers to educators and their students. NIE teachers also receive curriculum ideas, teaching materials and more, completely FREE of cost to the teachers, the schools and the districts.

A recent study shows...NIE students Scored 10% Higher!

The Newspaper Association of America Foundation commissioned a study to find out if Newspapers-in-Education really works. The results? Students in schools with at least some NIE programs scored 10 percent better on standardized tests than students in schools that had no NIE programs. The newspaper is an excellent tool to enhance critical thinking, increase vocabulary and improve skills in a wide variety of subjects. NIE is a strong tool for teachers seeking solid achievement for their students. In other words-NIE works! Support your local students, become a Kids Scoop News sponsor! By providing newspapers to students in partnership with the Sioux City Journal you are:

  • Supporting the effort to promote lifelong learning and literacy.
  • Enhancing the quality of civic responsibility in schools through better informed educators, students, parents and community members.
  • Transforming students into interested, active Siouxland citizens.
  • Recognizes newspapers as the main source of continuing education for members of the community no longer in the classroom.

LEARNING TO READ ~ READING TO LEARN

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August Activities for Kids 

Get Ready for Back to School Time

It seems like yesterday the kids were throwing their backpacks into the closet and showing you their final report cards for the year.

But here we are again already. It's time to get ready for another school year. From free school supplies to sales tax holidays, there are plenty of ways to save money on back to school shopping. As you physically get ready to send your kids back to school, also prepare them to go back to school. Easing that back to school anxiety will make the first day and even the entire school year go much smoother.

National Smile Week

National Smile Week is celebrated during the 2nd week of August. There are a number of different ways you can celebrate and craft with your family for the occasion, including:

  • Make a list of things that make you smile.
  • Make a fun Emoji-themed craft.
  • Make a collage using pictures of smiles cut out of magazines.
  • Make smiley face masks using yellow paint and paper plates.
  • Have a smile-off. See who can smile the longest. To make it harder, see who can smile the longest without laughing!
  • Hold a non-smiling competition. Everyone sits and stares at each other without smiling. Whoever smiles is out. The last person not smiling wins.
  • Have apple or orange "smiles" (slices) for a snack.
  • Have a "Biggest Smile Contest."

 

 

NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

Let’s do a Little Homecookin’

 

Literacy for children is much more than just reading a “good book.”  There is no question that a thrilling mystery or a magical kingdom is great for the mind, but there are other genres that help children become better readers.  One of those genres is quite simply a “recipe “ which will be found in a cookbook.  Reading cookbook recipes and learning to practice the art of being a chef allows children to practice reading during the summer and have a great deal of fun while reading.

Here are a few fun recipes to share with your friends and family!

 

Protein-rich. Meat-free. Ready in less than 10 minutes. This genius trick for using up leftover hard-boiled eggs proves so delicious, we often find ourselves making a batch solely for the purpose of preparing these mini-pizzas. First, hard-cook two eggs. (One of our favorite methods involves a steamer basket for gentle cooking.) Peel and slice the eggs, then place them atop a few English muffin-halves, along with a glug of olive oil, sliced tomato, and shredded mozzarella before toasting. Little ones love these open-faced sandwiches for a snack or a meal—but, in truth, kids of all ages scarf these cheese melts down.

Ingredients

4 English muffins

olive oil

tomato slices

2 hard-cooked eggs, sliced

grated mozzarella

oregano

kosher salt

How to Make It

Step 1

Make Hard-Cooked Eggs.

Step 2

Toast 8 English-muffin halves and place on a cookie sheet.

Step 3

Drizzle each with olive oil, then layer on tomato slices, hard-cooked egg slices (½ an egg each), and a little grated mozzarella. Sprinkle with oregano and kosher salt.

Step 4

Broil 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.

 

NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

 

August Activities for Kids 

American Artist Appreciation Month

Your kids don't have to be famous artists for them to be honored this month.

Paint with your kids to celebrate the artiste in your house. Get creative with outdoor painting, paint with marbles and make your own finger paint. Really feeling inspired? Paint your child's bedroom together.

National Home Business Month

Bring out the kidpreneur in your child. Let National Home Business Month be their inspiration for starting their own business venture. From lemonade stands to dog walking, there are plenty of business ideas for kids that they can start today. Got a mini-Internet junkie on your hands? Put their interests to good use and help them create a website with these online business ideas for kids.

National Catfish Month

How exactly do you celebrate National Catfish Month? Go fishing with your kids! You don't need a boat or a tackle box. Just grab a rod or make your own, get a bobber, hook, bait, your children and find some water. There are so many fishing kits for kids to choose from (compare prices). There's even a Barbie version!

 NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

Let’s do a Little Homecookin’

 

Literacy for children is much more than just reading a “good book.”  There is no question that a thrilling mystery or a magical kingdom is great for the mind, but there are other genres that help children become better readers.  One of those genres is quite simply a “recipe “ which will be found in a cookbook.  Reading cookbook recipes and learning to practice the art of being a chef allows children to practice reading during the summer and have a great deal of fun while reading.

Here are a few fun recipes to share with your friends and family!

Ingredients: Granola Parfait

1/4 cup granola

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 tablespoon maple syrup

How to Make It

Step 1

Place the granola in the bottom of a parfait glass or dish. Spoon the yogurt on top. Drizzle with 

syrup.

 

Prosciutto and Egg Panini

Ingredients

Ingredients

8 large eggs

kosher salt and black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

4 soft rolls, halved lengthwise

8 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced

8 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

How to Make It

Step 1

In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Step 2

Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in the eggs and scramble until cooked through.

Step 3

Divide the eggs among the bottom halves of the rolls. Top with the prosciutto and cheese and sandwich with the tops of the rolls.

Step 4

Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter in a grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place two sandwiches in the pan.

Step 5

Cook, pressing often with a spatula or placing a pan on top to weigh down the sandwiches, until cheese has melted and bread is golden, 4 to 6 minutes.

Step 6

Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

 NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

 

August Activities for Kids 

National Golf Month

Bogey. Birdie. Par. Slice. You don't have to know all of the golf terms to have fun golfing with your kids. Take them to the green and teach them how to play. Or keep it simple and go play miniature golf.

National Inventors Month

You've probably seen children on daytime and late-night talk shows proudly showing off their inventions.

Use this month to encourage your child to brainstorm for an invention. Most ideas don't come from planned thinking but it can be a fun exercise that gets your kids to look at their surroundings in a "how can I make this better" way like these kids did. Still stumped? Channel their inner mad scientist with fun science experiments for kids.

National Water Quality Month

The next time you water your children's garden or play in the rain, mention National Water Quality Month. The purpose is to raise people's awareness of protecting ground water supplies. To translate that into a kid-friendly message, talk to your children about how to go green and take the steps to do something nice for the earth today.

 

NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

NATIONAL WIGGLE YOUR TOES DAY

National Wiggle Your Toes Day on August 6 offers people around the country the chance to participate. By going barefoot, wearing sandals or flip-flops, show off your toes. Be sure to give them some fresh air and exercise!

Take opportunity to walk in the grass with toes a wiggling! Or, dangle those toes in some water.

For more information on National Wiggle Your Toes Day Click Here

 

For More National Days Click Here

 

NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

Fun Stuff for Kids Online

 

Check out these northwest Iowa places to visit...if you are looking for a little daytripping, Northwest Iowa has some amazing spots.

 

Emmetsburg Main Street Community Theatre - With a reputation for providing quality community theater productions that rival professional groups. The quality of talent is exceptional for a community of this size, and the theater draws its audience and participants from the entire area.

 

Sioux City Orpheum‎ - The theatre has provided the Siouxland area an opportunity to attend performances by fabulous performers. In addition, thousands have witnessed spectacular Broadway shows and enjoy hearing the Sioux City Symphony.

 

Witter Gallery - Since its beginning, the Witter Gallery has offered monthly exhibits in a variety of different media for the enjoyment of visitors. It has also provided the community with outstanding educational services. Lectures, demonstrations, workshops, and classes are ongoing throughout the year and are offered for children, as well as adults.

 

Sioux City Art Center - The building offers spacious exhibition galleries, a 131-seat lecture hall, the Atrium Gift Gallery, the Junior League Hands On! Gallery for children, state-of-the-art classrooms, a permanent collection gallery, and an environmentally-designed vault to preserve the permanent collection. The building's most striking architectural feature is its three-story glass atrium.

 

Mid America Museum of Aviation & Transportation - The museum features an exciting collection of military, commercial and general aviation artifacts and memorabilia starting with the Wright Flyer to the Space Shuttle. View military, general aviation and homebuilt static displayed aircraft. The museum also offers hands-on aero-science displays.

 

Ice Cream Capital of the World Visitor Center - Le Mars, located in Northwestern Iowa, has been home to Wells' Dairy since 1913. The Wells family still resides in Le Mars, along with nearly 10,000 other citizens who are proud to live, work and play in a community that has prospered since 1869. Visitors can view the past, present and future of dairy production with a tour through a family-friendly production exhibit.

 

Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center - The Nature Center is within the boundaries of Stone State Park. Surrounded by over 1,000 acres of woodlands and loess hills prairies, it is the perfect setting for outdoor learning. Several miles of trails are available for hiking to enhance the experience.

(A special thanks to www.thingstodo.com/states/IA/northwest.htm for this list of wonderful sites to visit.)

NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

Fun Stuff for Kids Online

Check out these northwest Iowa places to visit...if you are looking for a little daytripping, Northwest Iowa has some amazing spots.

The Lakes Art Center - Offers traveling exhibitions that showcase local, regional, and national artists. It also features a foreign and classic film series, a gift shop, sculpture gardens and performing arts.

 

Okoboji Summer Theatre - Live Theatre since 1953. Several shows each summer season to entertain and delight audiences. Musicals, comedies, and shows for the whole family!

 

Arnold's Park - The oldest amusement park west of the Mississippi. It is the home to 'The Legend' roller coaster, rated one of the top 10 wooden coasters in the world.

 

Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum - Located next to beautiful West Okoboji Lake, a natural glacial lake created by the Wisconsin glacier some 12,000 years ago. The Maritime Museum and excursion boat the Okoboji Queen II are located adjacent to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park in Arnolds Park.

 

Sioux City Public Museum – Originally housed in the 1893 John Peirce Mansion, the Sioux City Public Museum features permanent exhibitions on the history of Sioux City and the region, Native American life, and natural history.

 

Sanford Museum & Planetarium (Cherokee) - Exhibits and activities on a variety of subjects including: Archaeology, Art, Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, Paleontology.

 

Sioux City Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Betty Strong Encounter Center - Showcases permanent exhibits about the Corps of Discovery's time in the present-day Sioux City area, from late July to early September 1804.

 

Grotto of the Redemption (West Bend) - The largest Grotto in the world. It is frequently considered 'the Eighth Wonder of the World.' It represents the largest collection of minerals and petrification concentrated in any one spot in the world. The Grotto has an estimated geological value over $4,308,000.

 

LaunchPAD Children’s Museum – This learn and play place is a perfect spot to stop before heading over to the Palmer Sweet Shop.

 

NIE Siouxland

515 Pavonia St.

Sioux City, IA 51102

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