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On the topic of new tech toys, I just got a car gadget that transforms my 2007 car into a modern, Alexa-powered miracle! I now have voice control over phone calls, text messages, playing music, and listening to audio books. In California, with the new hands-free law, this is more important than ever. The device I bought only works for Android phones (at the moment), but here’s a link you can check out: Logitech Zerotouch. The Amazon reviews aren’t great, but I’m very happy with mine; I give it 4 stars!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Presidents’ Day Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Although the federal government still calls the holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February Washington’s Birthday, most people (and many states) call it Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day began as a holiday honoring George Washington and then both Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and has evolved into a day commemorating all U.S. Presidents. Who were these men? How did they shape our country? To answer these questions, and many more, I recommend the following sites.
Ducksters: Biography United States Presidents
“The President of the United States is the top office in the country. These men have led the nation through wars, tough economic times, good times, natural disasters, and more. You can learn about each one in the biographies below.” Ducksters also offers President Fun Facts, and an introduction to the Executive Branch.
Factmonster: Presidents' Day or Washington's Birthday
Fact Monster explains the difference between federal and state holidays, and tries to clear up the confusion between Presidents’ Day and Washington’s Birthday. There’s also a paragraph about the Monday Holidays Act of 1968 that moved the celebration of Washington’s Birthday from February 22 to the third Monday in February. In the Related Links sidebar, you’ll find links to lots of presidential stuff such as Presidential Factfile, Presidential Trivia, and Presidential Gallery.
Miller Center: American President
American President is a non-partisan resource on the history and function of the presidency published by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. You’ll find great stuff for school reports in the bios, accessible by clicking on any of the presidents’ photos. The First Year Project examines “the history and structure of presidential First Years” accessing “policy opportunities and threats” for our newest President.
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Presidents’ Day Printable
Presidents’ Day Wikipedia Printable
George Washington Printable
Abraham Lincoln Printable
Presidents’ Day Activities Printable
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Quote of the Week
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~~ John F. Kennedy ~~ (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963), 35th American President, served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Read more John F. Kennedy quotes here.
Surfing the Calendar
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
Ferris Wheel Day (George Ferris’ Birthday) Feb 14, 1859
Valentine’s Day Feb 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day Poems Feb 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day Crafts Feb 14, 2017
Valentine’s Day Coloring Pages Feb 14, 2017
Anniversary of ENIAC Feb 14, 1946
Galileo Galilei’s Birthday Feb 15, 1564
Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday Feb 15, 1820
Pluto Discovered Feb 18, 1930
National Engineers Week Feb 19-25, 2017
Ansel Adams’ Birthday Feb 20, 1902
Presidents’ Day Feb 20, 2017
First American Orbits the Earth Feb 20, 1962
First Steam Train Travels 10 Miles Feb 21, 1804
George Washington’s Birthday Feb 22, 1732