I just had a birthday. I generally plan several celebrations, some small, some larger over the course of my birthday month. This year, I’m celebrating less than usual, because last year was a SIGNIFICANT number, and this year seems less important.
How do you celebrate your birthday? How has your mode of celebration changed over years? Do you tell people your age? I actually tell people my age all the time. I think this is because the number sounds unreal to me. I’m astonished that I am 66 years old! What do you think about your age? Let me know by hitting reply.
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Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Rivers Printable(** for Premium Members only)
June is National Rivers Month. A river is a natural flow of water (usually freshwater) towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. They are an important part of our ecosystem as a source of water, food, transportation, defense, energy, and recreation. Learn more at this week’s selection of sites.
American Rivers: Discover Your River
Learn about rivers with this collection of educational articles from American Rivers, a non-profit advocacy group. Topics include the water cycle, vernal pools, what makes a river, water conservation, migratory fish, and why rivers flood. “Rivers and creeks flood when pulses of rainfall and/or snowmelt move downstream. This causes water to overtop the channel’s banks and spill onto the neighboring floodplain.”
Fact Monster: Principal Rivers of the World
The Fact Monster almanac lists the fifty-five biggest rivers in the world, with links to additional articles about most of them. The Nile (the longest river in the world) tops the list with a length of 4,180 miles, and the Tigris is the shortest river on the list, with a length of 1,180 miles. A separate Rivers of the United States page annotates rivers 350 miles or longer, but is listed alphabetically, not by length.
Missouri Botanical Garden: Rivers and Streams
“From outer-space, the earth looks like it is covered with veins and arteries, similar to our bodies. The earth’s arteries, however, are really a vast web of rivers and streams that channel water across the planet, from mountains to oceans.” This excellent lesson for middle and high-school students covers watersheds, surface runoff, water pollution, how streams become rivers, river zones, river creatures (such as the Arrau River turtle) and hydroelectric power (dams).
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Quote of the Week
“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” ~~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~~ (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) American First Lady, diplomat, activist. Click this link to read more quotes from Eleanor Roosevelt.
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
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
First US copryight law passed May 31, 1790
Walt Whitman’s Birthday May 31, 1819
Mark Felt Reveals Himself as Watergate’s Deep Throat May 31, 2005
Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month June
National Rose Month June
Cancer From the Sun Month June
Dairy Month June