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Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Free Educational Software
3. Weekly Topic: Wizard of Oz
4. What Did We Miss? Submit Site or Link To Us
5. Note from a Reader
6. Related Games
7. Quote of the Week
8. Classified Ads
9. Subscription Management
#1. August 16, 2006
Wow! This is fun. Entries have been pouring in to the Surfnetkids “How to Eat Fried Worms” sweepstakes.
Here are a few snippets from my
“Thanks for the opportunity to win in the “How to Eat Fried Worms” contest! I am planning a unit on bullies this fall.” Shirley Miller
“My kids really love this book and I look forward to seeing the movie.” Tammy Ogea
If you missed yesterday’s email,
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See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Free Educational Software
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#3. Wizard of Oz
by Barbara J. Feldman
Wizard of Oz Printable (** for premium members only)
Frank L. Baum (1856 – 1910) wrote fourteen children’s books and a handful of short stories about the mythical land of Oz, but it was his first,”The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, that became an American classic and one of the most popular movies in film history, “The Wizard of Oz.”
IMDb: The Wizard of Oz
Internet Movie Database (IMDb) bills itself as “Earth’s Biggest Movie Database.” Nearly every item in this listing is clickable (such as author, screenwriter, and actors) and if you register for a free membership, you can create a personalized list of your favorites movies or your DVD collection. Best clicks are Wizard of Oz Trivia, Goofs and Quotes (scroll down to nearly the end of the page for these.) “Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!”
Library of Congress: The Wizard of Oz: An American Fairytale
“Since its publication in September 1900, L. Frank Baum’s â€˜The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ has become America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale.” This virtual exhibit from the Library of Congress is divided into three sections: To Please a Child, To See the Wizard, To Own the Wizard. Although the site may not interest young children, us older ones will surely find something delightful. Visit to view original covers for many of Baum’s children’s books, Wizard of Oz advertising posters, and W. W. Denslow’s original black-and-white book illustrations.
Project Gutenberg: Wizard of Oz
Because “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was published more than one-hundred years ago, it is no longer covered by copyright in the U.S., and you can read the entire text online at Project Gutenberg. Other available formats include Palm, Pocket PC, and plain text. Click on Frank L. Baum to find more of his works, including an MP3 audio version of another book in the Oz series, “The Wonderful Land of Oz.”
… to continue reading, visit Surfnetkids: Wizard of Oz.
#4. What Did We Miss? Submit or Link To Us
Do you know of a great Wizard of Oz site that we didn’t include? Click here to submit a site review.
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#5. Note from a Reader
“The sites you suggest are fun, entertaining, informative, and above all — kid friendly. Thank you for providing such a great service.”
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#6. Related Games
Wizard of Oz Coloring Pages
Printable Wizard of Oz Word Search
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/Word_Searches/wizard_of_oz-ws.pdf (** for premium members only)
Wizard of Oz Word Search
Wizard of Oz Slider
#7. Quote of the Week
“The principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done.” ~~ Jean Piaget (1896 – 1980) Swiss cognitive psychologist
Click here for more on Jean Piaget.
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