I did a little digital housekeeping this week, and have improved (I hope) the way your email replies reach me. I run several newsletters, and all the replies used to go to a single email address that I needed to check in addition to everything else I was checking. But this week I was struck by a brilliant idea!
Well, I don’t have the answer to hunger or world peace, but it should be an improvement in my workflow. Replies to this newsletter (and all the others includingJokes by Kids, Light a Fire, Jewish Quotations, and WordHer) will be forwarded to my helpdesk Reply to Barbara. This is a dashboard that I am already checking regularly, so, voilà, one less thing to do!
Wishing all my American readers a warm and fulfilling Thanksgiving.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Printable(** for Premium Members only)
From gratitude to twittering turkeys, these ideas are far from boring, and are sure to jump start your classroom writing assignments.
Activity Village: Thanksgiving Stationery
Although this Activity Village page does not have any writing prompts, it does have a dozen free printable Thanksgiving stationery templates that will add a bit of whimsy to your Thanksgiving stories. Most of the templates come in three flavors: blank (no lines), lined, and handwriting lines (with a dashed line between each solid line.) Designs include cornucopia, pilgrims, pumpkins, and turkeys.
Build Creative Writing Ideas: Thanksgiving
“After hearing the phone ring, you pick it up to talk to the person on the other line. Only, it’s not a person calling at all, it’s the T-Giving turkey! What does the turkey have to say and how do you respond?” There are ten imaginative prompts in this article, and there are five more Thanksgiving lists on the site that are not easily found via the menu navigation. To find them, enter “Thanksgiving” into the site search box in the upper right-hand corner.
Creative Writing Prompts: Thanksgiving Writing Prompts
Thirty-eight thought provoking writing prompts (“What would Thanksgiving be like without the turkey?”) followed by Picture Inspiration, a collection of sixteen Thanksgiving photos and illustrations from a clip-art site. For additional prompts on a wide range of topics, click on “Writing Prompts” in the left-hand menu.
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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:
Thanksgiving Writing Prompts Printable
Writing Prompts Printable
Thanksgiving Poems Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.” ~~ Albert Camus ~~ (November 7, 1913 – January 4, 1960) French author and philosopher. Here are more quotes about inspiration for your holiday writing.
Surfing the Calendar
Aviation History Month November
Nellie Bly Begins Her Trip Around the World Nov 14,1889
Leonids Meteor Shower Nov 14-21, 2017
America Recycles Day Nov 15, 2017
Lewis & Clark Expedition Reaches Pacific Ocean Nov 16, 1805
International Day for Tolerance Nov 16, 2017
Mickey Mouse’s Birthday Nov 18, 1928
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Nov 19, 1863
Cold War Ends Nov 19-21, 1990
First ISS Module Zarya Launched by Russians Nov 20, 1998
National Game & Puzzle Week Nov 20-26, 2017
Great American Smokeout Nov 20, 2017
John F. Kennedy Assassinated Nov 22, 1963
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Created Nov 22, 2002
Billy the Kid’s Birthday Nov 23, 1859
Thanksgiving Fun Nov 23, 2017