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Wednesday 07/16/2014
Don't miss our reading event at the Washington Town & Country Fair!

Our summer Missourian In Education Series, "Across the Pond" concluded in the July 12-13 issue of the newspaper. We'll celebrate all that reading at the Washington Town & Country Fair with a special event for young readers at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, in the Family Fun Center.

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Tuesday 05/20/2014
Missourian Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest

We're celebrating National Photo Month by kicking off a summer photo contest for kids ages 9-13. The Missourian Photo Scavenger Hunt is based on a similar contest in the June Book Buzz Pick "Half a Chance," by Cynthia Lord. One winner will receive a camera. Runners up will receive an autographed copy of the book!

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Friday 05/09/2014
Summer Reading Program Coming Soon!

The Missourian's Summer Reading Program will debut in the May 17-18 issue.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
Union Girl Repeats as Champion in Spelling Bee

Emily Braun is going out on top.

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Friday 03/14/2014
2014 Family Reading Night Huge Success

More than 700 children, parents, grandparents and volunteers attended this year’s Family Reading Night, held on Friday, March 7 at Washington Middle School.

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Saturday 03/01/2014
Give ‘Lily’ a Hero’s Welcome

It’s been nearly three years since an F-5 tornado hit Joplin May 22, 2011, and destroyed much of the town. It was the deadliest tornado to hit the United States since 1947, and there were many stories of loss and sadness.

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Friday 02/14/2014
Jump Start a Conversation With Your Teenager

Taking a photo with a cell-phone camera and forwarding it to friends is something most teens (adults too) think very little about — snap, click, send!

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Thursday 02/13/2014
Brinkmann Teacher of the Year

The students in Karen Brinkmann’s fifth-grade class at Beaufort Elementary cheer for a lot of things. Monday it was the newspaper.

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Sunday 02/02/2014
Poster Contest Prize is Search and Rescue Dog Visit

A creative dog portrait will win one young artist and his or her school a visit from Lily, the search and rescue dog who stars in “Lily’s Story,” the newspaper serial by Carolyn Mueller, now appearing weekly in The Missourian.

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Saturday 01/11/2014
New Reading Series inThis Issue

The Missourian joins newspapers across the state this month in the Reading Across Missouri campaign, a Newspaper In Education effort to encourage children to read and learn inside their community newspaper.

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Thursday 01/09/2014
The Bee 2014 Study Guide available Jan. 11

The Study Guide to The Bee, a special section filled with puzzles, trivia, activities and other fun spelling information as well as the Official Word List for the 2014 regional spelling competition will be included in the Jan. 11/12 issue of The Missourian.

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Baby Buzz

July Baby Buzz, "I Am Brave," by Stephen Krensky

A child puts on his big boy face in “I Am So Brave,” by Stephen Krensky, the newest Baby Buzz Pick chosen by parent educators with the Washington School District.

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Thank You

Friday 07/11/2014
Thank You & Testimonials

View Thank You letters from students and Teacher Testimonials from educators who participate in the Missourian In Education program.

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Contact Us

Thursday 07/24/2014
Thursday Book Bits
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 8:01 am

The Man Booker Prize long list was announced this week. For the first time the previously British-author-only nominations include novels written in English from across the world.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Authors Present at Washington Public Library
Posted: July 23, 2014

Carolyn Mueller, left, author of “Lily, A True Story of Courage and the Joplin Tornado,” and Don Corrigan, author of “Show-Me Nature’s Wrath” made a joint presentation on Tuesday, July 22, at Washington Public Library. Following their presentations, and a question and answer time, the writers signed copies of their books.

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Curriculum Resources

Bright Flash on the Moon Leads to a New Crater

On March 17th, 2013, a meteor the size of a small boulder traveling over 70 times the speed of a bullet crashed into the surface of the Moon. It created an explosion so bright that it could be seen from Earth—without a telescope! Scientists think that the force of the explosion was the same as about 5 tons of dynamite going off all at once.

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Search and Rescue Dog will be the Star of January Serial Story

Lilly, a search and rescue dog from Joplin, will be the star of the Reading Across Missouri project slated to appear in The Missourian beginning in the Jan. 11-12, 2014, issue. Joplin Globe reporter Scott Meeker shares the duo's story in a feature on the Weimaraner and her owner, Tara Prosser, in a feature you can read on the newspaper's website.

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NIE Week Curriculum Available

This year, the American Press Institute (formerly the Newspaper Association of America Foundation) has partnered with the Newseum on  the annual curriculum. API has been creating Newspaper In Education Week curriculum for more than 25 years.

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Goodnight, Moons?

Go outside when the Moon is full. Look up and imagine you see two Moons, instead of one. Some scientists think that long ago Earth may have had two Moons.

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The Science of Space Art

You may have seen colorful, eye-popping space images in books or on NASA websites. There are beautiful spiral galaxies that shine in pinks and blues; glowing green and yellow clouds with great white-tipped columns; or the radiant leftovers of exploded stars that may look like an eye or a spider.

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Newspaper In Education Institute

Our membership to the Newspaper In Education Institute provides local educators access to more than 300 instructional resources, including teacher guides, student supplements, character education materials, numerous subject-specific resources, video & audio teacher training modules, and the popular NIE Instructional Calendar.

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