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2. Sponsor’s Spot: How Does Your ISP Compare?
3. Weekly Topic: Groundhog Day
4. Give Yourself the Gift of More Free Time
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Classified Ads
8. Subscription Management
#1. January 26, 2005
When and how do you decide if a book is worth finishing or not? I’m in the middle of “Life of Pi” and
it hasn’t really engaged me, but since it was so highly recommended, I keep on reading, determined to finish it.
Actually I’m not reading at all, but listening. I bought it from Audible.com, and I am listening while exercising. Maybe it’s not the book that doesn’t interest me, but rather the act of exercising!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Groundhog Day
by Barbara J. Feldman
Groundhog Day Printable (** for premium members only)
Groundhog Day folklore says if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow when he comes out of his burrow on February 2, there will be six more weeks of winter. If it is overcast, and the groundhog does not see his shadow, then spring must be near. How accurate is the furry rodent? Visit the following sites to find out.
Day of the Shadow
Learn about shadows, sundials, groundhogs and hibernation at this site for early elementary students. Highlights include coloring pages, three illustrated fact sheets, the Cyber Groundhog game, a printable jigsaw puzzle, and two quizzes. Day of the Shadow is housed for free at Geocities, which means that access is controlled. If the site gets too busy, and you can’t get in, wait an hour and try again.
Groundhog Day: Is it Spring Yet?
“The lowly groundhog, often called a woodchuck, is the only mammal to have a day named in his honor.” This Wilstar page includes Groundhog Day history, a word search puzzle, and a short list of Groundhog Day links. Best bet is the twenty-six page printable SkyWatch PDF, for middle school and up, devoted to weather lore and sayings. “If February brings drifts of snow, there will be good summer crops to hoe.”
The guys in the top hats at the Punxsutawney Groundhog Day celebrations are the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. They are the local dignitaries who run the annual event, and this is their official website. Don’t leave without reading the FAQs, which cover Groundhog Day History, Past Predictions and Fun Facts About Groundhogs. “A groundhog can whistle when it is alarmed. Groundhogs also whistle in the spring when they begin courting.”
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#5. Related Games
Groundhog Day Concentration Puzzle
Groundhog Day Jigsaw Puzzle
(Learn how to make games just like these with my step-by-step manual. )
#6. Quote of the Week
“Be yourself. Who else is better qualified? You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
~~ Beverly Sills (1929 – ) American opera singer
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