And, just like that, my daughter is a doctor. Here are a few pictures from our graduation celebration. Congratulations to all the 2019 graduates!
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Turtles Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Turtles are reptiles with hard, bony shells and have been around a really long time. With a history that dates back 215 million years, they are older than both lizards and snakes. Whether your interest lies in wild endangered sea turtles, or a mud turtle to keep in your backyard, these sites will certainly serve up what you’re looking for.
CCTC: Turtle Gallery – Scientific Names
The best reason to visit the California Turtle and Tortoise Club site is this gallery of annotated turtle photos, alphabetized by either scientific or common name. From the African Spurred Tortoise to the Western Pond Turtle, most of the thirty-two species have multiple photos showing the differences between the male and female turtles. Before clicking away to visit another site, look for the audio gallery of courting male tortoise vocalizations. Who knew?
Gulf of Maine Research Institute: All About Turtles
All About Turtles has a fun, playful attitude that shines through in all its features. The Tale of Two Turtles, is a “first-person” narrative told by both a snapping turtle and a loggerhead turtle. Other great sections include a guide to turtle parts (Carapace – top shell, an outgrowth of bone), turtle crafts (Turtle Eggs uses walnuts shells as newly hatched turtles), a guide to the turtle species of Maine, and an article about what you can do to help turtle conservation. “1. Keep wild turtles in the wild. Don’t collect pond turtles for pets. Observe and enjoy them in their natural habitat.”
Live Science: Turtle Facts
“With so many different types of turtle, there is no average size. The largest sea turtle species is the leatherback turtle. It weighs 600 to 1,500 lbs. (272 to 680 kilograms) and is about 4.5 to 5.25 feet (139 to 160 centimeters) long, according to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF).” This Live Science introduction to turtles includes details about their habitats, taxonomy, diet, offspring and other interesting facts.
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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:
Sea Turtles Printable
Turtles Wikipedia Printable
Sea Turtle Quiz and Worksheet
Endangered Species Printable
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Quote of the Week
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” ~~ C. S. Lewis ~~ (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) Irish novelist, scholar. To find more quotes about age, click this link.
Surfing the Calendar
National Youth Traffic Safety Month May
National Flower Month May
Sudoku First Published as Number Place in Dell Puzzle Magazine May, 1979
Charles Lindbergh Flies Historic Solo Nonstop Transatlantic Flight May 20-21, 1927
Amelia Earhart’s Atlantic Crossing May 20, 1932
Weights and Measures Day May 20, 2019
National Backyard Games Week May 20-27, 2019
Most Powerful Earthquake of the 20th Century Struck Chile May 22, 1960
Margaret Wise Brown’s Birthday May 23, 1910
World Turtle Day May 23, 2019
Cellophane Tape Patented May 27, 1930
Golden Gate Bridge Opens May 27, 1937
Memorial Day May 27, 2019
Sojourner Truth Gives “Ain’t I Woman?” Speech May 28-29, 1851
National Spelling Bee Week May 28 – 30, 2019
John F. Kennedy’s Birthday May 29, 1917
First Daily American Newspaper Published May 30, 1783
President Woodrow Wilson Proclaims June 14 Flag Day May 30, 1916