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#1. April 11, 2012
I am penning this note to you from an Aroma café in a busy Israeli mall off the highway on the way to a kibbutz guest house on the Kinneret (also known as the Sea of Galilee.)
I hope you had a wonderful Easter and/or a marvelous Passover.
As we say in Israel, “Hag Sameach!”
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Funny Poets
by Barbara J. Feldman
Funny Poets Printable (** for premium members only)
Forget everything you learned about dead poets in high school. These funny poets have a way with words that will charm the giggles out of you, and maybe even inspire you (and your kids) to write some funny poems of your own.
Fizzy Funny Fuzzy
You’ll laugh out loud reading these silly poems composed especially for kids by poet Gareth Lancaster. Topics include things like being late for school, having an especially naughty family member, and being forced to eat your vegetables ?- in short, topics kids will identify with and laugh at. They won’t even realize they’re learning new vocabulary and picking up on new synonyms. Check the list of topical poems on the left sidebar to find poems especially suited for holidays, about animals, or even about peculiar people.
Reading silly poems is great, but writing your own is even better. Bruce Lansky and the other poets at Giggle Poetry provide online instruction on how to write poetry especially designed to get kids interested in and learning about different forms of poems. The fill-in-the-blank poetry section also lets kids practice rhyming ? and take in a positive message at the same time. One of the poems with blanks, for example, helps teach kids how harmful smoking can be.
Poetry 4 Kids
With a huge collection of funny poems, poetry lessons, a rhyming dictionary and a podcast of audio poems that you can subscribe to via iTunes, there is lots to read and do here at Kenn Nesbitt’s web home. Add to the mix some poetry games and contests, you have a recipe for fun! To find the poetry lessons, look in the left-hand menu under Poetry Fun. The simple explanations cover different forms of poetry, including acrostic poems, cinquain poems, clerihews, diamante poems, exaggeration poems, haikus, limericks, funny list poems, fractured nursery rhymes, and silly song parodies.
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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …
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Funny Poets Printable
Poetry Wikipedia Printable
Types of Poetry Printable
Funny Poems Printable
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#4. Related Games
Types of Poetry Word Search
The Poem Machine
#5. Surfing the Calendar
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First Space Shuttle Launch
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Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
Apr 13, 1743
Alfred Butts’ (Inventor of Scrabble) Birthday
Apr 13, 1899
Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday
Apr 15, 1452
Apr 15, 1912
National Volunteer Week
Apr 15-21, 2012
Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride
Apr 18, 1775
San Francisco Earthquake
Apr 18, 1906
Pet Owners Day
Apr 18, 2012
#6. Quote of the Week
“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” ~~ Robert Frost ~~ (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) American poet. Click here for more Robert Frost quotes.
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