#1. February 3, 2010
Thank you for the sympathetic comments and emails after last week’s post about my empty nest. I even heard a from long time newsletter subscriber who is a biology teacher at my daughter’s Israeli school. She looked at the school’s roster, and was able to determine which student was my daughter! Very funny for my daughter to know that her “famous mom” is known all around the world. Ha ha ha!!
After the first couple of mopey days, when I kept expecting my daughter to return home at any minute, I started to adjust to the new rhythm of my days.
This weekend I traveled to see my brother and sister-in-law without feeling guilty about leaving my daughter behind. And I’m looking into new activities to fill my free time. I’ve corralled a couple of girlfriends to join me at a folk dancing class this week. At the very least, I expect it to be a good workout!
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Barbara J. Feldman
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#3. Winter Olympics 2010
by Barbara J. Feldman
Winter Olympics 2010 Printable (** for premium members only)
The first Winter Olympic Games took place in Chamonix, France in 1924 with sixteen nations
participating in thirteen events in five sports. This year in Vancouver, Canada (from February 12 to February 28, 2010) there will be athletes from eighty-two nations competing in fifteen sports. The Paralympic Winter Games will follow, running from March 12 to March 21, 2010.
Infoplease: 2010 Winter Olympics
Infoplease presents a fun mixture of Olympic history, biographies, news, trivia, quizzes, and crosswords. Have you ever heard of ski cross? It’s making its Olympic debut in Vancouver. “Inspired by snowboard cross, which was introduced as an Olympic event at the Torino 2006 Games, ski cross pits four skiers against each other in a mad dash own a steep and curving course riddled with obstacles.” Don’t leave without trying your hand at least one of the five Olympic quizzes or four crossword puzzles.
My favorite clicks at the official U.S. Olympic Team site are the athlete bios, photo galleries, videos, athlete blogs organized by sport, and Real Athletes Play Fair . Real Athletes Play Fair is a media campaign promoting the value of drug-free sports. There is a great kids section featuring kids talking about what it means to play by the rules. Look for it in the left-hand navigation. Other cool clicks are the links to individual team sites, such as the USAHockey.com and USFSA,org (home of the U.S. Figure Skating Association) and the education links to offsite classroom materials.
Pocantico Hills: Winter Olympics for Kids
The 2001 fourth grade class at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, New York created a fabulous Winter Olympics site that was recently updated to include the 2010 Vancouver games. The students studied the Winter Olympics, and created slide shows about the history of the winter games, and the winter sports. My favorite clicks are the Olympic Cyberhunts with fill-in the blank questions and URLs to explore for answers. Another fun section is Activities, where you’ll find links to dozens of online Olympic games.
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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” ~~ Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 April 15, 1865) sixteenth President of the United States. Click here for more self-discipline quotes.
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