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LPMS Press - February '24

by Jennifer Kensinger

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Culture Corner
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Culture
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Sixth Graders Learn About Ancient Greece
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by Milton Finkle and Joseph Gazy

During social studies classes, sixth graders dove into the incredible world of Ancient Greece.  Let's explore some fascinating facts about this ancient civilization together!
City-States: The Early Beginnings
Did you know that the Greeks started out as a bunch of city-states? These city-states were like small countries, each with its own government and way of life. Two really important city-states were Sparta and Athens. Let's take a closer look at what made them unique!
Sparta: The Fearless Warriors
Sparta was a city-state known for its intense focus on war. They had a powerful army and their soldiers, called Spartans, were some of the bravest warriors around. The Spartan way of life was all about being tough and disciplined. They believed in strict training and didn't care much for fancy art or architecture.
Athens: The Cradle of Democracy
On the other hand, there was Athens, a city-state known for its love of knowledge and democracy. Athenians valued education, arts, and philosophy. They believed that everyone should have a say in how their city was run, and they made important decisions through a democratic system.
The Peloponnesian War: A Clash of Titans
One of the most significant events in Ancient Greece was the Peloponnesian War. The Peloponnesian War was a major conflict that took place in ancient Greece from 431 to 404 BCE. It involved the two most powerful city-states of the time, Athens and Sparta, along with their respective allies.
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Art
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Upcycled Magazine Collage Art

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Winter is the perfect time to stay inside and get creative.

Try this DIY Craft.  

Materials Needed:
- Old magazines or colorful paper scraps
- Cardboard or thick paper as the base
- Glue - Scissors
- Markers or colored pencils

Steps:
  1. Gather Materials - Collect old magazines or colorful paper scraps. Find a sturdy base like cardboard or thick paper for your collage.
  2. Cut Out Colorful Images - Flip through the magazines and cut out images or patterns that catch your eye. Be creative with your choices, from nature scenes to vibrant abstract patterns.
  3. Arrange the Cutouts - Lay out the cutouts on your base to plan the composition of your collage. Experiment with different arrangements until you find a design you like.
  4. Glue the Pieces - Apply glue to the back of each cutout and carefully stick them onto the base. Ensure a secure attachment for each piece.
  5. Add Details with Markers - Use markers or colored pencils to add details, outlines, doodles, or additional elements to enhance your collage. This step allows you to personalize your artwork.
  6. Layering for Depth - Experiment with layering cutouts to create depth in your collage. Overlapping pieces can add visual interest.
  7. Trim Excess Paper - Trim any excess paper from the edges of your collage to create a clean and finished appearance.
  8. Frame or Display - Frame your collage for a professional touch or simply attach it to your wall or bulletin board. Your art is now ready to showcase!


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Pigment Art by Annalise Lacey
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Jokes & Puzzles
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Winter Crossword
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Across
2 - Knitted Top
6 - Snow storm with wind
7 - Month that winter ends
8 - When the air moves
10 - A sudden blast of wind
12 - To shake from the cold
15 - Tells you how cold it is outside
18 - Rather cold
20 - Month that winter starts
21 - He might have a carrot for a nose
22 - Keeps your neck warm
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Jokes

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Down
1 - Turned into ice
2 - Goes downhill fast
3 - A short coat
4 - What a bear does in the winter
5 - Spring is to fall as summer is to _________
6 - Hands are to mittens as feet are to _______
9 - A frozen trickle of water
11 - An ice crystal
13 - December 25th
14 - An area around the North Pole
16 - Used to warm a room
17 - Hand warmers
19 - Temperature (in Celsius) in which water freezes
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jokes
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by Faith Harbin and Milton Finkle
  1. What did one snowman say to the other snowman?
  2. What time is it when a herd of elephants chase you?
  3. What do you call a snowman with a six pack?

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  1. I smell carrots.
  2. Ten after one.
  3. An "ab"dominal snowman

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