February is Black History Month, Wild Bird Feeding Month, and American Heart Month.
But in our home, February will be special because our very first grandchild will be turning one month old! Everyone is doing wonderfully, and our hearts are full of love.
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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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:
Bird Feeding Printable
Bird Feeding Wikipedia 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
Nellie Bly Returns From Her 72-day Trip Around the World Jan 25, 1890
Australia Day Jan 26, 1788
Playdoh Patent Issued Jan 26, 1965
Mozart’s Birthday Jan 27, 1756
Lewis Carroll’s Birthday Jan 27, 1832
Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” Published Jan 28, 1813
Seven Dead in Challenger Space Shuttle Disaster Jan 28, 1986
National Puzzle Day Jan 29, 2021
Mahatma Gandhi Assassinated Jan 30, 1948
Black History Month February
Wild Bird Feeding Month February
American Heart Month February
Children’s Dental Health Month February
First Session of Supreme Court Feb 1, 1790
Change Your Password Day Feb 1, 2021