I recently bought a wetsuit and started boogie boarding. Since I’m also a Jewish grandma, I’ve decided this makes me a Boogie Boarding Bubbie! If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll find photographic proof here. Life is short. Go have fun!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Earth Day Printable(** for Premium Members only)
Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually on April 22. Although ideally every day should be Earth Day, the annual holiday presents the perfect opportunity to learn more about earth science, ecology, and the environment.
DLTK: Earth Day Crafts
DLTK has a nice collection of Earth Day crafts and activities, starting with an article that explains the origins of Earth Day. “Earth Day began on April 22, 1970 and has been an important day ever since. It’s a day to reflect on our planet, our environment and what we can do to help keep them healthy.” The site includes coloring pages, puzzles, poems, songs, printables, worksheets and (of course) crafts.
National Geographic Kids: Earth Day
“The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and, by the end of the year, the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency. ” Visit this National Geographic page to learn the history of Earth Day, and to explore ways that you can help the Earth heal. Don’t miss the link to Kids vs Plastic near the bottom of the page to explore how you can reduce your family’s reliance on single-use plastic.
EPA: Earth Day
Watch Earth Day videos, learn about its history, peruse community service ideas, play games, test yourself with quizzes, and download printable booklets including coloring books, and guides to climate change, waste, and recycling. The EPA also provides lesson plans for teachers and homework resources for students.
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Earth Day Printable
Earth Day Wikipedia Printable
Environmental Science Printable
Alternative Fuels Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.” ~~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~~ (November 13, 1850 – December 3, 1894) Scottish novelist, poet, travel writer. Sometimes it is all about having the right attitude. For more attitude-themed quotes, click this link.
Surfing the Calendar
National Frog Month April
National Garden Month April
Distracted Driving Awareness Month April
Financial Literacy Month April
California Earthquake Preparedness Month April
National Humor Month April
National Mathematics Education Month April
National Poetry Month April
Civil War Begins with Confederate Attack on Fort Sumter Apr 12, 1861
Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine Declared Safe and Effective Apr 12, 1955
First Space Shuttle Launch Apr 12, 1981
Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Apr 13, 1743
Alfred Butts’ (Inventor of Scrabble) Birthday Apr 13, 1899
Leonardo da Vinci’s Birthday Apr 15, 1452
Passover Apr 15 – Apr 23, 2022
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln Apr 15, 1865
Titanic Disaster Apr 15, 1912
National Park Week Apr 16-24, 2022
Easter Apr 17, 2022
National Volunteer Week April 17-24, 2022
Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride Apr 18, 1775
San Francisco Earthquake Apr 18, 1906
Pet Owners Day Apr 18, 2022