#1. September 8, 2010
Wow! Participation in the Surfnetkids Toddler Toy Giveaway has been great. I hear your message LOUD and CLEAR that prizes are fun, and I should be giving away more of them
Getting back to more serious subjects, I was fascinated by this great article on study skills in the New York Times yesterday. I already posted this on the Surfnetkids Facebook page but if you didn’t see it there (you should join me on Facebook), here goes.
All that advice about creating a clean, quiet, regular place to study, such as a well-light, uncluttered desk in your bedroom? It’s NEVER been proven.
In fact, study after study show that studying in multiple locations works better than just studying in the same place all the time. Here’s the New York Times article. You’ll need to create a free NYTimes account in order to read it.
P.S. L’Shana Tova! Happy New York to my Jewish readers celebrating Rosh Hashana this week.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Back-to-School Quotes
by Barbara J. Feldman
Back-to-School Quotes Printable (** for premium members only)
The exciting back-to-school season is upon us, and what better way to get ourselves in the mood than with wisdom and humor. Whether you are looking for something for a school report, a bulletin board, or dinner table discussion, you’ll surely hit pay dirt with today’s selection of pithy sayings.
Brainy Quote: School Quotes
“My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” Maya Angelo. With fourteen pages of school quotes, Brainy Quotes is the largest of today’s back-to-school quote collections. Additional quotes can be perused by topic, keyword, author, or search function.
Brownielocks: Teaching Quotes
“The only educational aspect of television is that it put’s the repair man’s kids through college.” Joan Welsh. For thirty years, Brownielocks has been collecting inspirational and funny quotes about school, students, the education system and teaching. This long page contains her favorites.
The Quotations Page: Education
“It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.” Alec Bourne. The Quotations Page has forty-eight quotes in their Education section, and suggests related topics of Learning, Knowledge and Teaching. In addition to quotations organized by topic, you can also explore by author, or enjoy a daily random quote. With free registration, you can save favorite quotes and email quotes to friends.
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Back-to-School Quotes Printable
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#4. Related Games
Back To School Word Search
Back-to-School Looks Dress Up
#5. Surfing the Calendar
“Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Published
Sep 8, 1900
Northern Pacific Railroad Completed
Sep 8, 1883
International Literacy Day
Sep 8, 2010
Sand Sculpture World Championships
Sep 8 – Oct 3, 2010
Sep 8-10, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
Bella Swan’s Birthday
Sep 13, 1987
Star-Spangled Banner Inspired
Sep 13, 1814
Roald Dahl’s Birthday
Sep 13, 1916
#6. Quote of the Week
“The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.” ~~ Harriet Beecher Stowe ~~ (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) American abolitionist and novelist. Click here for more reading quotes.
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