But today was special in the Feldman household because as we entered week 4 of our remodel, our kitchen cabinets arrived. Woohoo!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Bird Feeding Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Because the cold winter months are the hardest for wild birds, February and March have been named National Bird Feeding Months by the National Bird Feeding Society. You can help your local bird population by providing supplemental food, water and shelter, and start a fun, educational hobby at the same time.
All About Birds: Feeding Birds
“Bird feeding has been an American tradition since at least the times of Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau. It provides us with wonderful opportunities for close viewing of birds. It can also be good for birds.” All About Birds (from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology) provides terrific advice on choosing a bird feeder, types of bird seed, and where to place your feeder. For teacher resources, search for “curriculum” in the search box near the top of the page.
Birds & Blooms: DIY Bird Feeders
Birds & Blooms (from the bird and garden print magazine of the same name) presents twenty-seven fun bird feeders you can make with your kids. Here’s a short list of some the imaginative materials used: a coffee cup and saucer, a glass soda bottle, a muffin tin, a pie tin, PVC pipe, silverware, an embroidery hoop, and a tin can.
The Humane Society: Feeding Your Backyard Birds
Visit this Humane Society page for answers to commonly asked questions about feeding your backyard birds. “Should I feed birds year-round? It’s not necessary. Bird feeding is most helpful at times when birds need the most energy, such as during temperature extremes, migration, and in late winter or early spring, when natural seed sources are depleted.”
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Bird Feeding Printable
Bird Feeding Wikipedia Printable
Bird Watching Printable
Monarch Butterflies Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best.” ~~ Henry Van Dyke ~~ (1852 – 1933) American author, educator, and clergyman. There are a bunch of quotes about character for you to enjoy at Lightafire.com.
Surfing the Calendar
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
Charles Lindbergh Birthday Feb 4, 1902
Rosa Parks’ Birthday Feb 4, 1913
Yalta Conference Feb 4-11, 1945
Ronald Reagan’s Birthday Feb 6, 1911
100 Billionth Crayola Crayon Produced Feb 6, 1996
Charles Dickens’ Birthday Feb 7, 1821
First Known Landing on Antarctica Feb 7, 1821
Ballet Introduced to U.S. Feb 7, 1827
Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley’s Birthday Feb 9, 1865
National Weather Service Established Feb 9, 1870
French and Indian War Ends Feb 10, 1763
IBM Computer Beats Kasparov at Chess Feb 10, 1996
Thomas Edison’s Birthday Feb 11, 1847
Safer Internet Day Feb 11, 2020
National Inventors Day Feb 11, 2020