[Surfnetkids: 06 Apr 2011] Birthday Poems

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#1. April 6, 2011

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

This week I buzzed through my work like a busy spring bee, and released two sites that although not quite finished, are good enough to preview.

The first is Typing Games: Fun! with 40 typing games so far. I’d expect we’ll be adding 20 more this week.

The second falls in the “just for fun when your homework is over” category: Truck Games: Fun!

Because I am traveling this week (I should be in Austin when you get this email) I have already penned next week’s Surfnetkids topic. And it is a subject that got me really excited. I hope you’ll enjoy it too.

The title is “Bogus Websites” and it deals with the subject of evaluating Internet sites by showing five examples of sites that look really, really good, but are completely, well, bogus. Some are satire, some are hoaxes, and others were created specifically to teach Internet skills.

If you have a favorite kid-friendly satire or hoax site, I’d love to learn of it. You can submit your own mini-site review at Surfnetkids here.

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. Birthday Poems

by Barbara J. Feldman

Birthday Poems Printable (** for premium members only)

Dedicated to all those who have struggled to come up with a fun and unique way to pen a birthday greeting (and with a tip of the hat to April’s status as National Poetry Month) this week’s topic is birthday poems, sayings, wishes, quotes and pithy messages.

Birthday Messages
In addition to short birthday poems (“Hope lovely surprises are coming your way / To make your birthday a wonderful day!”) Birthday Messages has, well, birthday messages. These birthday wishes are categorized as Belated, Funny, Inspirational, Love, Religious and are also sorted by relationship such as Brother, Dad, Friend, Mom, Sister, etc. These short messages are perfect for signing a paper card, sending via SMS text message, or posting on Facebook. “Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest!”

Famous Poets and Poems: Birthday Poems and Poetry
Although very few of these birthday poems are famous in their own right, the poets include the likes of Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath. Related poetry themes (look for them in the left-hand menu) include Anniversary Poems, Family Poems, Friendship Poems, and even April Poems. Popular Poets are also listed in the left-hand nav, as are American Poets, English Poets, Women Poets and Contemporary Poets.

Famous Quotes and Quotations: Birthday Quotes
Although there is nary a birthday poem in sight here at Famous Quotes and Quotations, these birthday quotes can also be used to spice up a birthday card or birthday email message. The site is formatted into lists of Top 10 quotes, but if ten is not enough for you, there is second list of ten birthday quotes (look for the link in the right-hand column, near the bottom of the page.) And what is their number one birthday quote? This one from Oprah Winfrey, “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

… Click to continue Birthday Poems .

#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:

Birthday Poems Printable

Types of Poetry Printable

Funny Poems Printable
Emily Dickinson Printable
Robert Frost Printable

*** Are you curious? Get your own ten-day trial membership:

#4. Related Games

The Poem Machine

Virtual Poetry

#5. Surfing the Calendar

National Week of the Ocean
Apr 4 – 9, 2011

Booker T. Washington’s Birthday
Apr 5, 1856

World Health Day
Apr 7, 2011

Metric System Adopted in France
Apr 7, 1795

National D.A.R.E. Day
Apr 7, 2011

Civil War Ended
Apr 9, 1865

Jumbo the Elephant Arrives in US
Apr 9, 1882

Safety Pin Patented
Apr 10, 1848

National Library Week
Apr 10-16, 2011

National Volunteer Week
Apr 10-16, 2011

Spain Cedes Gibraltar to Great Britain
Apr 11, 1713

Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine Declared Safe and Effective
Apr 12, 1955

First Space Shuttle Launch
Apr 12, 1981

Civil War Begins with Confederate
Attack on Fort Sumter

Apr 12, 1861

Alfred Butts’ (Inventor of Scrabble) Birthday
Apr 13, 1899

Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
Apr 13, 1743

#6. Quote of the Week

“The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you.” ~~ Vanna Bonta ~~ (b. April 3, 1958) is a novelist, poet and film actress. Click here for more reader submitted quotes.

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