#1. August 4, 2010
What does back-to-school mean for you this year? Whether you are a teacher
or a parent, I would love to hear your back-to-school rituals and any special tips
you’d care to share. Click here to post a comment.
This is a big milestone year for our family, as back-to-school means sending our
youngest daughter across the country (from San Diego to Boston) for her first year
at college. We are busy buying dorm supplies (we “HEART” Bed Bath & Beyond’s college
program), booking airline tickets (we already have her Thanksgiving trip booked!) and
figuring out what to do about her …continue reading Back-to-School Tips
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Dairy Foods
by Barbara J. Feldman
Dairy Foods Printable (** for premium members only)
Dairy is an important food group because of the role that calcium and vitamin D play in building bones and strong teeth. Although the daily minimum calcium requirements vary by age, it is important throughout all of life’s stages. Sit down with a tall glass of milk (or a yummy fruit latte) and learn more about the importance of dairy at these sites.
“How many servings of Milk Group foods do you think you need every day? Three or more.” Explore the world of nutrition with the National Dairy Council. Play games, learn about the food guide pyramid, and get recipes for healthy snacks like a Carrot Cake Smoothie. Games include Arianna’s Food Force One (“Go on a global adventure to find ingredients for combination foods”), Quintricious (match foods from five food groups as they fall arcade-style), and Nutrition Mixer (use your knowledge of serving quantities to “mix” a song for a rock band.)
With a playful, fanciful design, the California Milk Processor Board explains the myriad health benefits of milk. Click on the treadmill-running horse for a multimedia game designed to teach how milk rebuilds muscle. Or visit the X-Ray 9000 to play Help Mr. Osseous Rescue Cartoons and learn how milk fights osteoporosis. The site also includes dairy recipes, a news archive, links to related resources, and a Spanish sister site: Toma Leche.
“Welcome to MooMilk.com, a fun and educational website about cows and milk with facts, contests, games and recipes.” Published by the Circle H Dairy of Turlock, California, MooMilk combines interesting, educational videos (about topics such as Cattle Rustlers) with a bit of fun and games. For classroom usage, look through the Teacher’s Resources sections. Kids should head directly to the Fun Menu for the Milk the Cow game, and the MooMilk Quiz (to test your “cowledge”.) Do you know how many pounds of milk a cow produces in a month? You’ll find the answer at MooMilk.
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Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:
Dairy Foods Printable
Food Pyramid Printable
Healthy Food Printable
Louis Pasteur Printable
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#5. Related Games
Dairy Cows Jigsaw
Healthy Food Coloring Pages
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#7. Quote of the Week
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