[Surfnetkids: 10 Apr 2013] Earth Day


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#1. April 10, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

Last week I packed up three boxes of my newest CD-ROM product, and shipped it to Amazon. It is a collection of alphabet coloring sheets, featuring 37 different alphabets and more than 961 printable pages of coloring fun. It is an easy way to get ALL the alphabets over at AlphabetFun.net.

As soon as Amazon receives the boxes of CD-ROMs, they will be available for sale. Yay!

To kick start sales (and to rack up a few reviews!) it will be on sale for $14.95 until April 25th or until their inventory runs out.

Here’s the link (don’t know exactly when this will work, but here goes): Alphabet Coloring CD-ROM from Feldman Publishing.

Thanks for checking it out!

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

#2. Earth Day

by Barbara J. Feldman

Earth Day Printable (** for premium members only)

Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22. Although ideally everyday should be Earth Day, the annual holiday presents the perfect opportunity to learn more about ecology and the environment.

DLTK: Earth Day Crafts
DLTK has a nice collection of Earth Day crafts and activities, starting with an article that explains the origins of Earth Day. “Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been an important day ever since. It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy.” It includes coloring pages, puzzles, poems, songs, printables, worksheets and (of course) crafts.

EcoKids is Canada’s environmental youth education program, and even though site membership is restricted to Canadian youth groups, there’s oodles of material for non-members. My favorite section is Play and Learn, with activities, slide shows, quizzes, games and PDF printables in topics such as the environment, science, nature, wildlife and energy. For example, did you know that every year thousands of frogs get squashed crossing roads to reach seasonal habitats? You can help by finding frog habitats that span busy roads and educating local drivers about the issue.

Kids for Saving the Earth
Clinton Hill succumbed to cancer at age eleven, but before he died he channeled his passion for the environment into a kids’ club dedicated to saving planet Earth. Now, his mother runs the organization, which provides free online information and low-cost classroom materials through the mail. Best clicks are the activities found in the Action Programs, such as creating an event for International Migratory Bird Day on May 2 or having a used book sale to support Reading for the Earth month. When is Reading for the Earth month? Any month you choose!

… Click to continue Earth Day .

#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:

Earth Day Printable

Earth Day Wikipedia Printable

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

Safety Pin Patented
Apr 10, 1848

Spain Cedes Gibraltar to Great Britain
Apr 11, 1713

Civil War Begins with Confederate Attack on Fort Sumter
Apr 12, 1861

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

First Space Shuttle Launch
Apr 12, 1981

Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
Apr 13, 1743

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

National Library Week
Apr 14-20, 2013

Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday
Apr 15, 1452

Titanic Disaster
Apr 15, 1912

#6. Quote of the Week

“After you understand about the sun and the stars and the rotation of the earth, you may still miss the radiance of the sunset.” ~~ Alfred North Whitehead ~~ (February 15, 1861 – December 30, 1947) American mathematician. Click here for more about Alfred North Whitehead.

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