Surfnetkids Newsletter Archive

2011

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[Surfnetkids: 19 Oct 2011] History of the Internet

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. October 19, 2011 Dear Reader, The “One Space or Two?” poll was a roaring success, and 16% of you have now SWITCHED from two spaces at the end of a sentence, to one. To see how everyone else voted (we had more than 230 voters!) click […]

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[Surfnetkids: 12 Oct 2011] Columbus: Hero or Villain?

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. October 12, 2011 Dear Reader, AAAARGH! Am I the last person on the Internet to learn that modern typography calls for just one space after a sentence, not two? In my defense, yes, I did learn to type on a manual typewriter, which had a monospaced […]

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[Surfnetkids: 05 Oct 2011] Human Evolution

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. October 5, 2011 Dear Reader, As I was penning this week’s Human Evolution column, I thought a lot about those of you who teach creationism instead of evolution. Since comments are not enabled on this section of Surfnetkids.com, I decided to open up the discussion at […]

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[Surfnetkids: 28 Sep 2011] Writing Prompts

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. September 28, 2011 Dear Reader, Good news from the Harvard School of Public Health. Coffee-drinking women reduce their risk of depression with every cup. And women who drink four cups of caffeinated coffee a day, are 20% less likely to suffer from depression. Woo hoo!! Does […]

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[Surfnetkids: 21 Sep 2011] Immune System

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. September 21, 2011 Dear Reader, All those Seattleites who tell us Californians that it always rains in Seattle, are just pulling our (collective) legs! The weather this week has been beautiful. I am here for a (kinda secret) mastermind meeting with about thirty of the smartest […]

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[Surfnetkids: 14 Sep 2011] Alligators

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. September 14, 2011 Dear Reader, We had a twelve-hour blackout last Wednesday, along with 1.4 million of our San Diego neighbors, that started at 3:30pm. Here are a few of the things I learned. 1) Forget portable radios. What one needs in an emergency is a […]

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[Surfnetkids: 07 Sep 2011] September 11 Attacks

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. September 7, 2011 Dear Reader, Welcome back to school! Although I am stuffy and sniffling from a summer cold, my thoughts are turning to the school year ahead, and I have a favor to ask. Will you take a minute to hit reply and tell me […]

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[Surfnetkids: 31 Aug 2011] French and Indian War

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. August 31, 2011 Dear Reader, I hope this newsletter finds you dry and safe. Although I was in California, and far, far from Hurricane Irene, it filled me with memories from 2007 when we had to evacuate for nearly a week because of wildfires. For those […]

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[Surfnetkids: 24 Aug 2011] Back-to-School Poems

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. August 24, 2011 Dear Reader, 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 […]

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[Surfnetkids: 17 Aug 2011] Hearing Protection

Surfnetkids.com Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter #1. August 17, 2011 Dear Reader, Today as I was driving home after playing tennis, I saw it: the huge tractor trailer parked in an empty lot near my house. Every year it returns, although I swear that each year it arrives earlier and earlier. As I […]

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