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#1. November 09, 2011
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays, but since the kids left home, it has taken on an even bigger significance. Both my kids are coming home for Thanksgiving, and we are hosting 20+ family members for dinner. I am over-the-moon excited.
Each year, I try to vary the menu, while keeping all the required family favorites. I’ve already started scouring websites and magazines for new ideas. In fact, I am testing a roasted brussel sprouts recipe as we speak. It’s still in the oven, so I can’t vouch for it, but I sprinkled sliced almonds on top. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
I’d love to hear about your favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Are you willing to share? I’ve put a form up on ThanksgivingFun to make it easy.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
by Barbara J. Feldman
Recycling Printable (** for premium members only)
In honor of National Recycling Week (November 7-13, 2011) and America Recycles Day (November 15, 2011), this week’s crop of sites address the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Earth 911: Recycling 101
“The internationally recognized symbol for recycling includes three arrows moving in a triangle. Each arrow represents a different part of the recycling process, from collection to re-manufacture to resale.” This “recyclo-pedia” has information on how to recycle just about everything, from electronics such as televisions and cell phones, to household items like bicycles and toys. Each section also has links to related articles, and (at the top of every page) a recycling center search tool. Just enter your zip code and the item you want to recycle, such as paint, computers or cooking oil.
EPA: Recycle City
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brings us the fun, educational game Dumptown along with an explanatory, interactive map of Recycle City. Click around the map to learn about how different organizations in the city are recycling, reusing and reducing waste. Then play the Dumptown Game where you are Dumptown’s new City Manager. “When you start to play, you’ll see Dumptown at its worst ? it’s littered, polluted, and nothing is being recycled or reused. In your new position, you can start programs that encourage Dumptown’s citizens and businesses to recycle and reduce waste.”
EPA: Students for the Environment
With resources for K-12 students, parents and teachers, this EPA site has homework help, games, links to other EPA mini-sites, teacher guides and links to internships and summer programs. Best educational clicks for high school students and grownups are found in Learn the Issues (Green Living, Waste, Water) and Science & Technology (Pesticides, Health, Air). “Before starting a new school year, sort through the school supplies on-hand. Many supplies, like notebooks or pens and pencils, can be reused or recycled. You can share your used books and other school supplies with friends, relatives, or younger schoolchildren.”
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#5. Surfing the Calendar
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Nov 9, 1989
National Young Reader’s Day
Nov 9, 2011
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated
Nov 11, 1982
Nov 11, 2011
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s Birthday
Nov 12, 1815
Bullying Awareness Week
Nov 13-19, 2011
Nellie Bly Begins Her Trip Around the World
Geography Awareness Week
Nov 14-20, 2011
America Recycles Day
Nov 15, 2011
International Day for Tolerance
Nov 16, 2011
Lewis & Clark Expedition Reaches Pacific Ocean
Nov 16, 1805
#6. Quote of the Week
“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.” ~~ M.C. Escher ~~ (June 18, 1898 – March 27, 1972) Dutch artist, famous for his tessellations. Click here for more imagination quotes.
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