#1. August 25, 2010
A few weeks ago I hinted at the toy giveaway that I would be running on the Surfnetkids Facebook page. And now (ta dah!) it’s finally up and running. If you know a toddler who likes Toy Story 3, or enjoys fresh cans of Play Doh, this sweepstakes is for you.
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#2. Reading Activities
by Barbara J. Feldman
Reading Activities Printable (** for premium members only)
Although printed books will probably be center stage for reading activities with preschoolers and early elementary grades, the Internet also has a huge stash of online reading activities and ideas for offline activities such as puppet play and making bookmarks.
ED.gov: Compact for Reading & School-Home Links
The Compact for Reading outlines a partnership between families and schools to improve reading skills, but it’s the School-Home Links Reading Kits I want you to look at. They are available in easy-to-print PDF format for four grade levels: K through 3. Weighing in at a hefty hundred pages each, they are chock full of printable reading activities and worksheets. Great stuff, but very elementary. You may find your own student ready to do the grade 3 level work at a much younger age.
Education.com: First Grade Reading Activities
Make a lunch box magnet board, tell a story with sock puppets, or go on a treasure hunt for the emperor’s new clothes. Education.com has collected eighty illustrated reading activities and projects for first graders. As with most grade-level activities, your child may be ready for these in preschool or they may still be useful in second grade. You can find additional grade levels in the right-hand menu.
Reading Rockets: All Activities Articles
With sections for parents, teachers, principals and librarians, Reading Rockets is on a mission to launch young readers. This article archive contains more than forty reading activities for home and classroom, including dozens of literacy bags. What’s a literacy bag? It’s Ziploc bag with a printable activity, bookmark, and parent info sheet designed to be sent home by a teacher with a book. But the idea is also great for parents looking for portable reading activities.
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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …
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:
Reading Activities Printable
Reading Comprehension Printable
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
First Landfall of Hurricane Katrina
Aug 25, 2005
National Park Service Established
Aug 25, 1916
“Wizard of Oz” film Released
Aug 25, 1939
National Dog Day
Aug 26, 2010
19th Amendment Signed into Law
Aug 26, 1920
Women’s Equality Day
Aug 26, 2010
Martin Luther King Gives
“I Have a Dream” Speech
Aug 28, 1963
Hurricane Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast
Aug 29, 2005
U.S. Open Tennis
Aug 30-Sep 12, 2010
Diana, Princess of Wale’s Death
Aug 31, 1997
National Honey Month
National School Success Month
National Piano Month
Library Card Signup Month
National 5-A-Day Month
#6. Quote of the Week
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” ~~ Joseph Addison ~~ (May 1, 1672 – June 17, 1719) British essayist, poet. Click here for more reading quotes.
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