Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. October 20, 2010
Last weekend, I was honored to be an attendee at the small (can I use the word boutique?) woman’s blogging conference, Creative Alliance ’10, in Ojai. There I met a yurt full of wonderful women who have integrated blogging into the thread of their lives.
But there are two specific projects (and the women making them happen) that I want to tell you about today. Both involve what I am calling “shining a light on women’s voices” by taking blogging off the little screen, and putting in it in an entirely different media, thereby amplifying the effect.
Continue reading at my blog: http://www.barbarafeldman.com/womens-voices/
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Day of the Dead
by Barbara J. Feldman
Day of the Dead Printable (** for premium members only)
Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on two days, starting November 1. The focus of the joyous holiday is a celebration of the lives of dead family and friends. It a melding of the Catholic holidays of All Saint’s Day (November 1), All Souls Day (November 2) and indigenous festivals that date back thousands of years.
Azcentral.com: Day of the Dead
“More than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years.” In addition to a calendar of Arizona events celebrating the Day of the Dead, Azcentral.com features the history of the holiday, dozens of craft ideas, a glossary, and lots of recipes. But the best click is the Students and Teachers section that includes a printable handout with coloring pages, a word search puzzle, craft templates, and lesson plans.
Day of the Dead in Mexico
“Day of the Dead in Mexico represents a mixture of Christian devotion and Pre-Hispanic traditions and beliefs. As a result of this mixture, the celebration comes to life as an unique Mexican tradition including an altar and offerings dedicated to the deceased.” Photographer Mary J. Andrade has been capturing Day of the Dead celebrations throughout Mexico since 1987. This site showcases her books and photography with a gallery organized by city (such as Tlaxcala and Veracruz) and subject (such as altars, toys, and parade of the children.)
Kinderart: Day of the Dead Calavera Skull Masks
This beautiful skull mask art project (the Spanish word for skull is “calavera”) was designed by teaching artist Anitra Redlefsen. The downloadable templates come in two flavors: one with a design in black and white, ready to be colored, the other a blank mask, ready for your own design. Be sure to also check out Ms. Redlefsen’s site, where she has another Day of the Dead art project called Day of the Dead Marigold Sculpture, and the link listed under Resources, which houses lots of Day of the Dead PowerPoints for classroom or after-school club.
… Click to continue Day of the Dead .
#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:
Day of the Dead Printable
Day of the Dead Wikipedia Printable
Cinco de Mayo Printable
*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:
#4. Related Games
Mexican Flag Jigsaw
Day of the Dead Pictures
Mexico Coloring Pages
#5. Surfing the Calendar
Teen Read Week
Oct 17-23, 2010
National Chemistry Week
Oct 17-23, 2010
National Teen Driver Safety Week
Oct 17-23, 2010
First Landfall of Hurricane Wilman
Oct 21, 2005
Edison Invents the Incandescent Light Bulb
Oct 21, 1879
Orionids Meteor Shower
Oct 21, 2010
Chemists Celebrate National Mole Day
Oct 23, 2010
Red Ribbon Week
Oct 24-30, 2010
Pablo Picasso’s Birthday
Oct 25, 1881
#6. Quote of the Week
“Does thou love life? Then do not squander time, for thats the stuff life is made of.” ~~ Benjamin Franklin ~~ (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) American statesmen, author, printer, satirist. Click here for more life quotes.
#7. Subscription Management
To get your own free weekly subscription:
Need help? Get support at:
Copyright © 2010 by Surfnetkids.com, Inc.
991C Lomas Santa Fe Dr #415, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Publication in any medium is strictly prohibited without prior
written permission. This means you are NOT allowed to post this
newsletter on your website, in your school publication, nor distribute
it to an email list. You are however, allowed and encouraged to forward
this newsletter to a few friends. Thank you for your help in protecting my