Surfing the Net with Kids FREE Newsletter
#1. February 2, 2011
Last year I started posting calendar links on my Twitter stream, such as links to Surfnetkids resources for upcoming holidays and anniversaries (such as Martin Luther King Day, etc). I am just getting organized to do that for 2011 too!
This year, I will also be posting those to my Surfnetkids Facebook Page:
Here’s a question for you. When would you like to see those links? On the day of the event? The day before? Three days before? To answer, please post your answer on the Surfnetkids Facebook page (you’ll need to become a fan, before you can post):
These updates will also appear on my Twitter stream. The primary difference between the two is that Twitter also has occasional personal updates, such as about my travel, my family, etc. If you’d like those updates, you can friend me on Twitter here:
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. Valentine’s Day Cards
by Barbara J. Feldman
Valentine’s Day Cards Printable (** for premium members only)
The selection of free Valentine’s Day cards on the Internet is awesome. For this week’s picks, I included one e-card site (where you send your greetings via email) and four sites for printing cards on paper. After all these years of e-this and e-that, I feel a paper card that is either mailed or given in person is so much more special. Happy Valentine’s Day!
123 Greetings: Valentine’s Day Mail
123 Greetings is the only e-card site included in today’s roundup. Their Valentine’s Day collection of free interactive greeting cards is divided into sections such as Roses, Hugs, Love Songs, Family and Friends. Cards can be customized with your message and choice of music, and can be scheduled to be sent up to sixty days in advance. To help you find the right card for the right person, cards are ranked by popularity, and include user comments and ratings.
Canon Creative Park: Valentine’s Day
These forty-five printable Valentine’s Day greetings cards from Canon Creative are beautiful, many of them created by Japanese artists. Each card is available to print five ways: half-fold on A4 (an international paper size not used in North America), quarter-fold on A4, 4″x6″ (postcard size), half-fold on letter size, and (my personal favorite) quarter-fold on letter size. The latter gives you both an image outside and a message inside. In addition to the simple printed cards, there are also Valentine’s Day cards with pop-ups (look under Craft Cards in the left-hand menu.)
Free Printable Valentines
All 76 fun, fab cards at Free Printable Valentines are available as-is for free, or you can buy customizable versions (in Microsoft Word format) for $4 each ($19 for the entire collection). The most popular Valentine’s Day cards are on the home page, or choose one of the categories in the left-hand menu: Love, Friendship, Kids, Animals and Robots. To learn about new printables on this and other sites in the Savetz Publishing network, sign up for the Free Printable newsletter.
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#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:
Valentine’s Day Cards Printable
Valentine Poems Printable
Valentine Crafts Printable
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#4. Related Games
Valentine’s Day Jigsaw
Valentine Heart Slider
My Valentine Dress Up
Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages
#5. Surfing the Calendar
Judy Blume’s Birthday
Feb 2, 1938
Feb 2, 2011
Sled Dogs Save Nome, AK
Feb 2, 1925
Endangered Species Act Anniversary
Feb 3, 1973
Chinese Year of the Rabbit
Feb 3, 2011
Charles Lindbergh Birthday
Feb 4, 1902
Rosa Parks’ Birthday
Feb 4, 1913
Feb 4-11, 1945
100 Billionth Crayola Crayon Produced
Feb 6, 1996
Ronald Reagan’s Birthday
Feb 6, 1911
Charles Dickens’ Birthday
Feb 7, 1821
First Known Landing on Antarctica
Feb 7, 1821
Ballet Introduced to U.S.
Feb 7, 1827
Winter Olympic Games 2002 Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 8, 2002
Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley’s Birthday
Feb 9, 1865
National Weather Service Established
Feb 9, 1870
#6. Quote of the Week
“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.” ~~ Samuel Ullman ~~ (1840 March 21, 1924 ) businessman, poet, humanitarian. Click here for more Samuel Ullman quotes.
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