Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: NEW ACCENT LAMPS from KICHLER Lighting
3. Weekly Topic: Whales
4. Link to Whales
5. Note from a Subscriber
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. October 26, 2005
It started out as a typical fall Saturday morning. I dropped my daughter off at the soccer field, and with thirty minutes to spare before game time, I headed for Starbucks. Got my venti (large, larger, largest!) non-fat latte, and drove back to the soccer field.
I still had ten minutes before game time. Parked the car. Opened the trunk. Put latte down on rear car bumper. Pulled out soccer chair. Latte, purse and second soccer chair all fell in a heap on the pavement….
[Click to continue reading Spilled Coffee, Lost Wallet]
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. THE “GIRLS” LIGHT UP THE ROOM!
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by Barbara J. Feldman
Whales Printable (** for premium members only)
Whales hold several world records. Whales are the largest aquatic mammals (bigger than sharks or dolphins.) Grey whales migrate further than any other mammal (about 10,000 miles a year.) And the blue whale is the earth’s largest animal (even beating out the elephant.) A blue whale can grow to hundred feet long and weigh up to 150 tons. Can you imagine a whale as long as a ten-story building is tall?
Enchanted Learning Zoom: Whales
“Whales breathe air. They are NOT fish. They are mammals that spend their entire lives in the water.” Enchanted Learning has dozens of whale information pages and printable whale activities for elementary grades. Visit for quick facts useful for a school project, or for fun activities such as Beluga Connect the Dots, First Grade Addition/Subtraction Whale Puzzlers, and Whale Word Hunts.
Howstuffworks: How Whales Work
“Whales are mammals, just like us, and more than 50 million years ago, their ancestors walked on land as we do. It’s not clear what these animals were like, but some paleontologists believe they may have been hoofed mammals, something like modern cows.” From the adaptations that make it possible for these huge mammals to spend their entire life in water, to the current status of whaling regulation and conservation, Howstuffworks really covers whales. You can navigate from page to page, or use the Table of Contents (at the top of each page) to jump around.
Journey North: Gray Whales
Each spring, gray whales migrate from their warm birthing lagoons in Mexico to the cold feeding grounds of the Bering and Arctic Seas. If you live along the Pacific Coast, your classroom can join in tracking their migration. Even if you don’t, Journey North is worth a visit because of the great Gray Whale FAQ page (“How did gray whales get their name?”) and terrific articles filed under Lessons, Activities and Information.
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Whales.
#4. Link to Whales
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#5. Note from a Subscriber
Hi Barbara – enjoy your newsletter – thanks for the hard work.
One question: when I clicked on your favorite games (Dino Coloring Book, Rush Hour) I just got a page with the title (e.g., Dino or Rush Hour) and ads to click – no place to go further to those activities. Am I missing something?
If you are not seeing the games on those pages it is either because:
1 ) you do not have Java installed in your browser
( See the following for help: http://www.surfnetkids.com/java.htm )
2) or else you simply need to be a little bit more patient, because the games are large and take awhile to load..
Hope this helps,
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#6. Related Games
Whale Word Search
Printable Whale Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/whales-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Beluga Whale Fluke Slider
#7. Quote of the Week
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” ~~
Bob Dylan (1941 – ) American songwriter and singer
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