2 B SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 © 2015 by Vicki Whiting, Editor Jeff Schinkel, Graphics Vol. 31, No. 41 Working with a family member, give each letter of the alphabet these money values: Ethan got a gift card for his birthday. Which of these T-shirts should he buy? Spending money isn’t always mo as simple as it seems. se Using these letter values, add up the “value” of each word in the headlines on the front page of the newspaper. For example: Which word is the most expensive? Cut it out and paste it here: Which shirt would YOU U 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. WORD VALUE: $ Which is the least expensive? Cut it out and paste it here: WORD VALUE: $ Ad Values s 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? Find three advertisements in n ead the newspaper. Read each one and decide ide what value they are y selling. Are they g selling something est because it is the best se price? Or, because it is cool? Or ? something else? 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: Research: rch: Use the newspaper to locate cate information. Standards Link: Reading Comprehension: Use strategies of the reading process to follow written directions. Draw the t-shirt that continues the pattern in each row. Standards Link: Visual Discrimination: Find similarities and differences in common objects. Find a word in a news article with five letters or less that is worth at least 50¢. Find a word that is worth exactly $1.00. Which word on this Kid Scoop page is worth the most? What is the value of all the letters in your teacher’s last name? Standards Link: Math / Number Sense. EXPENSIVE QUALITY DECIDE BUDGET MONEY PRICE VALUE COOL PAID ITEM BRAND GIFT FAIR SHOPPING TOYS T F I G P J E F E G Q E V W F A I B U D G E T R V N I M I I This week’s word: R L A P X C E D S P VALUE A A X L V T N V O D I H N P 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 The noun value means the worth of something compared to its price. The comic book Ray sold to me was a really good value at just 99¢. Try to use the word value in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members. 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. Write about a time you bought something that turned out to be a big waste of money. Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information. Phone: (541) 997-1144 There’s no place like Make sure your child wears a MOUTH GUARD if they are involved in sports. Dr. Chad Clement 541-997-3423 1256 Bay St. Old Town Florence • Keep it fresh and local for the Kids in Florence! • Live Music on the Weekends Voted Reader’s Choice 2012 through 2015 BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT Like us on Facebook so our Daily Specials pop up in your NEWS FEED 294 Laurel St. in Historic Old Town Florence 541-997-4886 Best Margaritas and Best Salsa! Weekly Lunch and Dinner Specials Open Monday - Saturday CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 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 s. products.