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Norwalk, Iowa
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Thursday, November 1, 2007 N/Warren Town and County News Page Thirteen Day at Norwal The students in Christie Beving, Stephanie Tuinstra and Becky Koch's 6th grade classrooms at ~Norwalk Middle School 'have been working on writing newspaper ar- ticles. Writing a newspa- per is one of the requirett writing pieces in 6t" grade English. Students covered the important aspects of a newspaper and each stu- dent wrote five articles for their own newspaper. Possible options for ar- ticles included a sports fea- ture, news feature, birth announcement, weather forecast, movie revie,w, advice column, etc. The English depart- ment collaborated with Ashley Prieksat in com- puters and students were able to use their typing skills to publish a final newspaper with their ar- ticles. Northwest Missouri State student teacher, Kyle Seidl, spent time in Tuinstra's classroom teachin r the parts of a newspaper. Seidl will be with Lynda Downs in so- cial studies for the next- eight weeks. We have included a few of the students" news fea- ture articles on their expe- riences during Leisure Day, an annual 6th grade for M to ex outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, hiking, art, orienteering and the honey making process. Leisure Day was held Fri- day, Sept. 28. Leisure Day Adventures By Breanna Rexroat Friday, Sept. 28, the 6th graders of Norwalk Middle School went on a Leisure Day field trip. We went to the Annette Na- ture Center near [ndianola. We went canoe- ing and fishing. We learned about bee keeping. We did art activities and played a compass (orienteering) game. In between those activi- ties, we had a very good lunch. It was provided by the Warren County Cattle- men. The Leisure Day activi- ties lasted the entire school day. We have Leisure Day because it is an interdisci- plinary unit that is put together and taught by the 6t" grade teachers. It is a great day. Plus, my friend, Bret and I got to hang out. Leisure Day Fun[[[ By Caleb Klocko Friday, Sept. 28, the sixth graders from Norwalk Middle School went to the Annette na- ture Center in Indianola. We did a lot of different ac- tivities like, canoed, fished, made Frisbees, watched how to make honey and had lunch. For lunch, we had some big and juicy hamburgers with chips, pop, and a banana. We went to the Annette Nature Center because we are studying the Yukon and we needed to summa- rize what and how the Ca- nadians did everything. When we were canoeing the teachers told us that if we wanted to steer right we had to put the paddles on the left side of the ca- noe and the opposite with I, Dead'ine ad l legals and stories is Noon Friday! the left. When we made the Frisbees we glued two plates together and col- ored them fall colors, thedl" we wen t to see who could throw them the furthest. When we did the com- passes we had to line up the red arrow with the arrow in the back of the compasses and then you would find the direction. That was what we did at the Annette Nature Center and why we did those activities. Photos submitted. Create Healthful Cookie Happiness (NAPS)--If your idea of happiness is a warm cookie, think how happy a holiday cookie rich in antioxidants can make you. One easy way to make cookies healthier isto add some pomegranates, which contain polyphenols, some of nature's most effective aatiox- idants. Polyphenols help pro- tect the body against free rad- ical damage that is a factor in aging and vascular disease. The edible, juicy seeds or arils of the pomegranate are both great to eat and cook with: While the fresh fruit is available in stores from October through January, refrigerated, all-natural juice is available year-round. For a healthy and happy holiday, try these delicious--- and very nutritious--oatmeal fruit drops. POM OATMEAL DROPS (Makes 5 dozen cookies) Juice from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate* or g cup POM .Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice 1 cup arils (seed sacs) from 1 large pomegranate 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda teaspoon salt 3~ cup (11/2 sticks) but- ter or margarine, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 large egg cup chopped dried apricots, cranberries, cherries or apples cup raisins 1. Score 1 fresh pome- granate and place in a bowl of water. Break open Delicious, nutritious pome- granate oatmeal fruit drops give the gift of good health. the pomegranate under water to free the ~ The arils will sink to the bot- tom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top. Sieve and put the arils in a separate bowl. Reserve 1 cup of the arils frem fruit and ~aslde. ~Re~era~ or freeze remaining ariis for another use.) 2. Preparei vsh pome- granate juice.* 3. Preheat oven to 375 F. In a bowl combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt.-In a large bowl beat together butter and sugars until smooth. Beat in the pomegranate juice and egg. Stir in the flour mixture, reserved arils, apricots and raisins. 4. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls, 2 inche apart, onto lightly greased baking sheet~ 5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes until edges are golden brown; do not overbake. 6. Transfer cookie~ to wire rack with spatula; cool. Steer in a tlghtly cov- ered container or freeze for up to ~everai months. *For I cup of juice, cut 2-3 large POM Wonderful Pomegranates in half and juice them with a citrus reamer or juicer. Pour mixture a cbeese- cloth-lined strainer or sieve. Set the juice aside. More recipes and infor- mation are available at w ww.pomwonderful .com. Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. ~E.Y. Harburg Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. --Mother Teresa Actions can say more than wo~d~, but without words actions can be meaningless. --Michael McE~