You don’t have to be Latino to enjoy Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2017).
- What is Cinco de Mayo anyway?
- Try this Mexican flag jigsaw!
- Create a virtual Mexican taco pie
- How about some Cinco de Mayo coloring pages?
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Driver’s Ed Printable(** for Premium Members only)
When calculated on a per-mile basis, teens are four times more likely to crash than older drivers. Worse yet, car accidents are the leading cause of death for American teens. On a more positive note, many organizations have created free online resources to help teens drive safer. Here are my picks.
Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Agreement
“Talking to your teen about the rules of the road isn’t necessarily easy, but it is important.” To guide your conversation, Allstate has create a downloadable Parent-Teen Driving Contract. Choose your state, then download the agreement. It includes blank space for you and your teen to write in your own agreements and consequences. Other resources include a parent’s tip sheet and up-to-date research on teen driving statistics.
Driving Skills for Life: Students
“According to the most recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost 6,000 teens lost their lives in 2006 due to vehicle crashes. Driving Skills for Life aims to reduce the number of teen vehicle crashes in America.” Sponsored by Ford, the learning module covers road hazards, vehicle handling, space management and speed management with videos, quizzes, and games. Teacher materials include a Leader’s Guide with discussion questions and a Tool Kit with ideas for producing a high school driving safety day or event.
Impact Teen Drivers
Founded in 2007 by California firefighters and teachers, Impact Teen Drivers aims to spread driver safety through education. “And of the 5,500 teenagers killed in car accidents last year; 75 percent of the accidents had nothing to do with drugs or alcohol. Text messaging, eating, applying makeup and adjusting music are among the main killers.” Best clicks are the photo galleries (most are pretty graphic), tips for teen (16 Tips You Already Knew), and the Probability Wheel (which will show you how much certain driving behaviors increase the probability of an accident.)
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Driver’s Ed Printable
Preventing Drug Abuse Printable
Kids and Tobacco Printable
Texting While Driving Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Information cannot replace education.” ~~ Earl Kiole ~~ This quote was filed under the education quotes at Lightafire.com; click the link to check out the rest.
Surfing the Calendar
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
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
Steve Irwin’s Birthday Feb 22, 1962
Siege of the Alamo Begins Feb 23, 1836
Wilhelm Grimm’s Birthday (one of the Grimm Brothers) Feb 24, 1786
George Harrison’s Birthday Feb 25, 1943
Tell a Fairy Tale Day Feb 26, 2017
First U.S. Chartered Passenger Railroad Service Feb 28, 1827