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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sponsor’s Spot: An Easy Way to Use the Internet in the Classroom
3. Weekly Topic: Grizzly Bears
4. Notes from a few Printables Club Members
5. Related Game
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management


#1. December 22, 2004

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Merry Christmas to my readers to who celebrate it. And to all my readers, I wish you the time and health to be with your families during this holiday season. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be in the retail business, but for the rest of us, these last two weeks of the year usually involve school vacations, family trips, a general work slowdown, and an increase in parties!

Happy, happy to everyone.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
http://www.surfnetkids.com

#2. An Easy Way to Use the Internet in the Classroom

If you know the right sites, the Internet can be a powerful
blessing that sparks a passion for self-directed learning.
But which sites do you recommend? How do you find them?
Let me help you.

http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables-club.htm

#3. Grizzly Bears

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/grizzlybears.htm

Grizzly Bears Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/grizzlybears.pdf

Adult grizzly bears (also known as brown bears) measure from six to eight feet long, and weigh 350 to 500 pounds. There are approximately 1,200 grizzlies in the continental states (where they are endangered), about 25,000 in Canada, and roughly 31,700 in Alaska.

Animal Planet: Grizzly Encounters
http://media.animal.discovery.com/fansites/wildkingdom/grizzly/grizzly.html
*****
Even though the original air date for this Animal Planet television special has passed, there is lots to explore at the companion website. My favorite clicks are the Tour a Grizzly (“get a close-up look at how this titan is put together”) and Grizzly Chronology (“Around 1.3 million years ago, the brown bear, Ursus arctos, appeared in China.”) Wrap up your visit by taking the twelve-question Grizzly Safety Quiz.

Kids’ Planet: Grizzly Bear
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/grizzly_bear.html
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This single-page Grizzly Bear fact sheet from Defenders of Wildlife is a great place for homework help. It answers all the questions (size, habitat, range, population, food, and so on) usually required for an animal report. For more Kids’ Planet endangered animal fact sheets , follow the “Especies” (which I suppose is a concatenation of “endangered species”) link. The main Defenders of Wildlife site is also worth a visit. Click “Read More About Grizzly Bears” to reach it.

National Geographic: Creature Feature Brown Bears
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/creature_feature/0010/brownbears.html
*****
Fun facts, well-written articles, and a loud grizzly roar that will send your pets scurrying are just three of the reasons why you don’t want to miss this Creature Feature site. I learned that a female grizzly goes into winter hibernation pregnant, and doesn’t even wake-up when her cub is born! “By the time the adult grizzly wakes up in the spring, her baby is strong enough to follow her out of the den.” Isn’t that amazing? Other featured creatures include hedgehogs, African lions and
emperor penguins.

#4. Notes from a few Printables Club Members

Last week I accidently sent a “fake” unsubscribe email to all the members of the Surfnetkids Printables Club. This caused quite a commotion, and resulted in a flurry of emails from confused members. Here are a few of the notes I received after explaining that the un-sub was my mistake, and their membership was still fine:

Thank you for the acknowledgement because I would NEVER unscubscribe. We enjoy it too much! Thanks!
Carol Rubin Kahn

“Boy that was scary. Thanks for the note. I was worried for a moment. I really value your service.”
Maria

“Gee, Barbara….and I was just about to yell at my kids for unsubscribing me! LOL!”
Pam Jones

**Printables Club members get 6 to 9 recommended sites (instead of the 3 included in this free newsletter) and
oodles of additional educational content with the Surfnetkids
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#5. Related Game

Grizzly Bear Slider
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/grizzlybear-sl.htm

(Learn how to make games just like this with my step-by-step manual. )

#6. Quote of the Week

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent van Gogh (1853 -1890) Post-impressionist Dutch artist

Click below for more on Vincent van Gogh:
http://www.surfnetkids.com/related.php?t=Vincent+van+Gogh

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#8. Subscription Management

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