Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
Table of Contents
2. Sponsor’s Spot: Math Goodies Math Help
3. Weekly Topic: Vocabulary Games
4. What You Missed This Week
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management
#1. May 14, 2008
For Mother’s Day, I scored a beautiful bouquet of red roses, a ceramic sun for my patio wall, and a chaise lounge for the patio. I had been wanting a chaise lounge for a long time, and told my husband exactly where to buy the one I wanted. Touchdown!
I also got a really funny card from my brother and sister-in-law, with a bit of webmaster humor in it. On the front was a cartoon of Mom, asleep on the sofa wearing pink fuzzy slippers, while Dad and two kids looked on completely aghast! The copy inside read:
"Oh, no! The server’s down!"
Which brings me to my next piece of business. Sharing Links has been having some growing pains, and the server has been going down a few times a day for the last several days. As soon as the brainy gurus figure out what is causing the problems, we will roll out some new features, and open up the beta test to more users. So for the time being, don’t ask for an invitation code. There are none to be handed out now.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Math Goodies Math Help
Our interactive lessons, games, and worksheets
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#3. Vocabulary Games
by Barbara J. Feldman
Vocabulary Games Printable (** for premium members only)
Whether your goal is an A on Friday’s vocab test, or to improve your SAT scores, vocabulary games, word scrambles, and interactive flashcards make studying vocabulary words fun and can improve retention. Some of this week’s sites offer built in vocabulary lists, and others allow you to input your own words. Have fun!
Learning Vocabulary Fun
Each of the eight word games at Learning Vocabulary Fun is customizable with dozens of vocabulary lists and multiple levels of difficulty. Unscramble, for example, has 103 vocabulary lists, arranged alphabetically from "animals" to "write." Other game choices are WordSearch, CrossWords, HangMouse (like Hangman, except you are playing to keep the cat from catching the mouse), Quiz (choose the vocab word that best completes the sentence), Match Game (also known as concentration), Letter Blocks (my favorite!) and Clueless Crossword.
"Quizlet eats flashcards for breakfast." Although some games are playable without an account, you’ll want to sign up for a free account to build your own interactive flashcard sets to study in five different modes: Familiarize, Learn, Test, Scatter Game, and Space Race Game. Sets are organized by tags, and can be coded private or public, or exported in a variety of formats to use elsewhere. Before I run out of space here, I must tell you that Andrew Sutherland started Quizlet in 2005 when he was just fifteen. Put Quizlet on your must see list, and spend a few minutes reading up on this amazing young entrepreneur.
Sheppard Software: Web Games Vocabulary
"Unlike his previous work, the prose of his new novel is limpid and not over-burdened with profundities. What does limpid mean?" This section of the Sheppard Software site focuses on SAT and GRE vocabulary with interactive quizzes, online flashcards, and printable word lists with definitions. Elsewhere on the site, you’ll find science games, animal trivia, math games, history trivia, and map games. Sheppard truly lives up to their tag line, "We make learning fun!"
… Click to continue Vocabulary Games.
#4. What You’re Missing This Week
Printables Club Members also get the following free downloads to use in the classroom or to send home with students:
Vocabulary Games Printable
SAT Vocabulary Printable
Daily Vocabulary Activities Printable
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#5. Related Games
100 Most Common SAT Words
Surfnetkids Word Games
Free Kids Trivia: SAT Vocabulary
#6.Quote of the Week
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go." ~~ Dr. Seuss (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) American writer and cartoonist .
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