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[Surfnetkids] Battle of New Orleans

Dear Reader, This week’s topic idea came to me last week while walking through the St. Louis Cemetery #2 in New Orleans. We turned a corner and ran right into a nineteenth-century military procession marching to place a wreath on …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dear Reader, Did you know that today is Ratification Day? It’s the anniversary of the day the American Revolution ended (January 14, 1784) with the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in the Maryland State House. The Treaty was signed …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Static Electricity

Dear Reader, Happy 2015! Br-r-r-r! It’s been cold in San Diego. Hope you’re staying warm! During the lull that comes with the winter holidays, I worked tirelessly to convert Surfnetkids.com to its new design. Although my to-do list is still …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Apollo 8

Dear Reader, Wishing you the happiest of holidays: a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah! I’m hoping most of you will be on vacation, or too busy with holiday parties to notice, but there will not be a newsletter …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Louisiana Purchase

Dear Reader, I’ve mentioned before that I am knee-deep in a redesign for Surfnetkids.com that will bring the site into the 21st century with a fresh design and mobile-friendly layout. The entire redesign will be live by the end of …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Ludwig van Beethoven

Dear Reader, With Hanukkah and Christmas just around the corner, here are a few holiday suggestions from the Surfnetkids Download Store: Printable Hanukkah Fun: 23 printable puzzles and coloring pages, just $ 2.97 http://store.surfnetkids.com/downloads/hanukkahfun/ Big Alphabet Coloring Book (Volume 1) …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Rear Admiral Grace Hopper

Dear Reader, Welcome back! I had a fantastic Thanksgiving week, and hope all my American readers did as well. Here’s a snapshot of our dinner table for 23 which we set up in our family room. Rear Admiral Grace Hopper …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Easy Cookie Recipes

Dear Reader, With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’ve made a momentous decision. I am not sending a newsletter out next week. Whew! There, I said it. With family arriving as soon as Monday, I’ve decided to put work aside, …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Math Puzzles

Dear Reader, Thanksgiving is just around the corner. For me this means family coming for the weekend, and a big multi-day food fest! We are hosting 24 for dinner at our house, and cooking two turkeys and a brisket! What …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Thanksgiving Crafts

Dear Reader, My husband and I just returned from a wonderfully relaxing trip to Hawaii’s Big Island. You can see a few pictures from our very lazy, beach holiday on Instagram (no need to login) or Facebook. For Facebook, you …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Pumpkin Carving

Dear Reader, Thank you to everyone who responded to the newsletter to tell me what they looking forward to. I am still going through the responses, so please be patient if I haven’t gotten back to you. Here are some …[Continue]

[Surfnetkids] Comma Rules

Dear Reader, I am so excited about the Surfnetkids website redesign I am working on, and I am enjoying seeing it unfold on my computer. What are you doing this week that has you excited? Just hit reply to let …[Continue]