Do you like cats, documentaries, or armchair travel? Then take a look at my review of KEDI, a Turkish documentary about the street cats of Istanbul, and the people who care for them: Here Kedi, Kedi (meow).
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Flowers Printable(** for Premium Members only)
“April showers bring May flowers.” Perhaps this is why May is National Flower Month. Indulge your green thumb with this week’s website picks about flowers.
Cornell University: Flower Growing Guides
This home gardening guide is not written specifically for students; it’s for anyone interested in learning more about any of the 269 featured flowers. Flowers are listed alphabetically by botanical name (such as achillea millefolium) and common name (yarrow.) Each entry includes a picture, a description, and a brief guide to growing it. Yarrow, by the way, needs full sun and prefers well-drained soil.
PBS Parents: Exploring Flowers
Help your kids learn about flowers with these parent-child activities (for ages three to six) from PBS. Ideas include watching a video clip from “Flower Power,” drawing flowers, collecting flowers, and/or pressing flowers. “As you collect and press individual flowers, encourage your child to describe them. Take her dictation, writing down her words on the paper next to the flower. Encourage your child to use words to describe the shapes, colors, and textures of the flower parts.”
Pinterest: Flower Crafts for Kids
This Pinterest Explore collection showcases flower crafts. You’ll find all the usual materials here: paper plates, construction paper, tissue paper, and pipe cleaners. You can refine your search using the tag buttons that run across the top of the page: Paper, Easy DIY, Fun, Egg Cartons, Coffee Filters and so on. Remember to click twice on any pin to see the craft at the originating website.
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Quote of the Week
“An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature.” ~~ Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~~ (February 25, 1841–December 3, 1919) French artist and leading Impressionist painter. Did you know impressionism was a revolutionary artistic style? Get inspired by more Renoir quotes.
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