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#1. August 24, 2011
I am writing to you today from Lake Tahoe. I am here for our family cousins’ week vacation, with fifteen of my brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, children and hubby. It’s a huge party! From most of the rooms of the rental house, we have a view of the trees, as I do now from the living room.
In addition to the joys of being in the mountains, just being with the family, with our kids that range from five to twenty-three, where at any one time at least thirteen items are lost. At the moment this includes my red hairbrush, a few reusable water bottles, two pairs of sunglasses, a blue bottle of sunscreen, one set of car keys, the coffee beans we bought yesterday, a pair of running shoes, a Samsung phone charger, an unopened package of Zrytec, a still-warm cup of coffee, a sun hat, and a half empty package of chewing gum.
Visit my blog post Greetings from the Trees to view a few pix or to leave a comment.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Back-to-School Poems
by Barbara J. Feldman
Back-to-School Poems Printable (** for premium members only)
The end of summer means that kids will soon be going back to school. It’s a fun, scary, busy time for everyone, especially small children. Because transitions of all kinds can usually be made easier with stories, songs and poems, this week’s collection of poetry and sing along songs is dedicated to going back to school.
CanTeach: Songs & Poems
“We’ve joined together as classmates / as the new year begins. / A year full of learning / while we become friends.” Back to school poems and personalized piggyback songs await you at CanTeach. The personalized piggyback songs include your child’s name and are sung to familiar tunes such as B-I-N-G-O or Frere Jacques. “Where is (name)? / Where is (name)? / Here I am, here I am.”
DLTK: Back to School Poems and Songs
“Kindergarten, here we come! / We know we’ll have lots of fun.” Celebrate school’s first days with nursery rhymes, finger plays, lots of sing-along songs, and even poems for parents. Each of these is also available in a printable format without ads, and the original songs include an audio clip of the melody. Many of the poems and songs also include links to related coloring pages and craft ideas.
Giggle Poetry: Funny Poetry for Children
Giggle Poetry features several very funny poets including Bruce Lansky, Kenn Nesbitt and Eric Ode. This particular page lists dozens of poem topics, and at least seven of them are school related. Just scroll down the page to find them all: School Lunch Poems, Teacher & Principal Poems, School Blues Poems, Classroom Zoo Poems, Homework Poems, School Activities Poems, and Classmate Poems. Here’s the opening line from “My Doggie Ate My Homework” by Dave Crawley: “‘My doggy ate my homework. / He chewed it up,’ I said. / But when I offered my excuse / My teacher shook her head.”
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Back-to-School Poems Printable
Back-to-School Quotes Printable
How to Write Poetry Printable
Get Ready for Kindergarten Printable
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#4. Related Games
Back to School Coloring Pages
Back To School Word Search
Back to School Dress Up
#5. Surfing the Calendar
Astronomers Demote Pluto to Dwarf Planet
Aug 24, 2006
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, 2011
19th Amendment Signed into Law
Aug 26, 1920
Women’s Equality Day
Aug 26, 2011
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 29-Sep 11, 2011
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
“Education is like a river, it meanders but will eventually reach the sea.” ~~ Anonymous ~~ Click here for more education quotes.
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