The first Covid-19 vaccine has been approved, and I’m starting to imagine what life might be like as we start to recover. It’s wonderful to be making progress, but we still have a long road ahead of us. I, for one, will be taking the vaccine as soon as it is made available to me. Anyone else feeling both relief and concern about how we will all get from here to there?
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Snow Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Today’s collection of snow sites include both a scientific and artistic exploration of the subject. For example, if you’ve ever wondered how to preserve snowflakes on microscope slides, or how to make sparkle snow paint, you’ll find your answers (and more) in the following websites. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
Artful Parent: 13 Winter Art Projects for Kids
Snowmen, snowflakes, Christmas trees, mittens, and ice are the key themes in these thirteen art projects suitable for preschoolers and young elementary-age kids. Wondering how to use watercolors and salt to create a snow painting? You’ll find all the details in the “How to Paint Snow” project.
Elemental Science: 10 Snow Science Activities
From making ice cream to blowing frozen snow bubbles, this list of ten snow science activities are sure to keep elementary-age kids engaged! And for more science fun, follow Elemental Science’s Seasonal Science Activities board over at Pinterest. Look for the link at the end of this article.
National Snow and Ice Data Center: All About Snow
“Is it ever too cold to snow? How big can snowflakes get? Why is snow white?” Everything you ever wanted to know about snow (but didn’t know who to ask) is answered here by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, affiliated with the University of Colorado. This educational site also includes a Snow Glossary (from “ablation” to “vapor pressure”), a Snow Fact Sheet and a feature on the history of snow removal. The first known snow plow was pulled by horses through the “snow-clogged streets” of Milwaukee in 1862.
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Snow Wikipedia Printable
Seasons of the Year Printable
Winter Weather Printable
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Winter Coloring Pages
Quote of the Week
“I feel a very unusual sensation – if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.” ~~ Benjamin Disraeli ~~ (21 December 1804–19 April 1881) British Prime Minister. If you are looking for more quotes about gratitude, click the link.
Surfing the Calendar
Universal Human Rights Month December
Game of Bingo Created by Edwin S. Lowe Dec, 1929
Total Solar Eclipse Dec 14, 2020
Bill of Rights Anniversary (Celebrated as Bill of Rights Day) Dec 15, 1791
Ludwig von Beethoven’s Birthday Dec 16, 1770
Boston Tea Party Dec 16, 1773
Beatrix Potter self-published “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” Dec 16, 1901
Jane Austen’s Birthday Dec 16, 1775
Wright Brother’s First Flight Dec 17, 1903
Slavery Abolished by 13th Amendment Dec 18, 1865
Carter G. Woodson’s Birthday Dec 19, 1875
France Transfers Louisiana Territory to U.S. Dec 20, 1803
Sacagawea Dies Dec 20, 1812
U.S. Supreme Court Declares Segregated Bus Seating Illegal Dec 20, 1956
Anniversary of Establishment of Poet Laureate Dec 20, 1985
Anniversary of Pilgrim Landing Dec 21, 1620
Anniversary of First Crossword Puzzle Dec 21, 1913