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Weekly Newsletter January 19, 2003

Here's a sampling of new activities available from EnchantedLearning.com, plus sections on upcoming holidays.

*** MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., AND BLACK HISTORY MONTH ***
Martin Luther King Day is Monday, Jan. 20, and all of February is Black History Month.

Read about Martin Luther King, Jr., and his accomplishments. Also learn about other great African-Americans in history, see history timelines, take quizzes, do cloze activities, print out an African-American history calendar, and more. We've added brand new pages on Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and businesswoman Madame C. J. Walker, as well as new cloze activities on Martin Luther King, Jr., and Rosa Parks.

African-American History

Martin Luther King, Jr

*** CRAFTS FOR CHINESE NEW YEAR ***
Chinese New Year falls on February 1 this year; it's the Year of the Goat (or the Black Sheep).

Make Chinese New Year crafts and cards. Create a dancing dragon, a lantern, tangram puzzles, and paper fireworks. You can also learn about China and say the numbers in Chinese.

Chinese New Year Crafts and Cards

*** CRAFTS FOR GROUNDHOG DAY ***
Groundhog Day is celebrated on February 2. Make amusing groundhog crafts and learn about groundhogs!

Groundhog Day Crafts

*** CRAFTS AND CARDS FOR VALENTINES DAY ***
Make cards and crafts for Valentine's Day, February 14th. Create simple handmade cards from materials found around the house. You can also make festive Valentine decorations and learn how to say "I love you" in many languages.

Valentine Crafts and Cards

*** U.S. PRESIDENTS DAY CRAFTS ***
Make crafts for Presidents Day, February 17, and honor George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and other U.S. presidents. Create simple crafts, including a tree of Presidents, a little log cabin, and many other patriotic crafts.

Presidents Day Crafts

*** NEW CALENDARS FOR 2003 ***
Print out many theme calendars for 2003, including calendars on music theory, endangered animals, astronomy, and others.

2003 Calendars to Print

*** NEW QUIZZES TO USE WITH LITTLE EXPLORERS ***
Try our new "Look It Up!" quizzes. To find the answers to the questions on these printable quizzes, look up the words in the Little Explorers picture dictionary.

"Look It Up!" Quizzes

*** CLOZE ACTIVITIES ***
Our printable fill-in-the-blank activities are now listed both alphabetically and by topic (the topics include African-Americans, athletes, authors, biography, explorers, inventors, history, science, and women in history). These are excellent reading comprehension exercises.

Cloze Activities, New Organization

*** LITTLE EXPLORERS PICTURE DICTIONARY ORGANIZED BY INITIAL SOUND OF THE WORD ***
This is a version of our Little Explorers Picture Dictionary organized by the sound at the beginning of the word.

Little Explorers (phonetic)

*** ARTIST COLORING PAGES ***
We've added many new pages on art to print and color (or color them online if you have a fast connection). They are now organized alphabetically, by country, by subject, and by century.

Artist Coloring Pages

*** REBUS RHYMES, ALPHABETICALLY AND BY TOPIC ***
Our popular Rebus Rhymes are now listed alphabetically by title and by first line of the rhyme, as well as by more than 60 theme topics. We've also added many new Rebus Rhymes to our collection.

Rebus Rhymes, Alphabetically and by Topic

*** CRAFTS ORGANIZED BY MATERIAL ***
We've organized our crafts by the materials used in them: box crafts, brown grocery bag crafts, bulletin boards, drinking straw crafts, edible crafts, egg carton crafts, and many more!

Crafts organized by media

*** LEAF CRAFTS, DECORATIONS, AND PRINT-OUTS ***
Make a magical leaf image and a thankful leaf wreath. String a liana tropical vine as a room decoration. Print our leaf and plant anatomy Label-Me! diagrams. Plus many more leaf activities.

Leaf Crafts, Decorations, and Print-outs

*** DECORATIVE STRING CRAFTS ***
These easy string crafts make great house or classroom decorations for holidays and other occasions.

Decorative String Crafts

*** POP-UP CARDS ***
You'll enjoy our Pop-up Frog Card, Pop-up Happy Bird-day Card, Pop-up Spider Card, and more. And with February coming up, be sure to see our amazing Pop-up Valentine Card.

Pop-up Cards

*** MAMMAL CRAFTS ***
Make simple crafts about cats, dogs, bears, pigs, whales, bats, and other mammals.

Mammal Crafts

*** NEW LABEL-ME! PRINT-OUTS ***
Read the definitions, then label the diagram.

Sprouting Bean Plant Label-Me! Print-out

Earth's Atmosphere Label-Me! Print-out

Protractor Label-Me! Print-out

Math/Geometry Label-Me! Print-outs

Art Label-Me! Print-outs (color wheel, color relationships, and shapes)

Russian Label-Me! Print-outs

Butterfly/Moth Venn Diagram Print-out

*** DEER INFORMATION AND PRINT-OUTS ***
The deer family is a group of long-legged ruminants including deer, caribou, reindeer, elk, moose, and the pudu.

Deer Print-outs

*** FRESHWATER MARSH ANIMALS ***
Read about freshwater marshes and the water-adapted animals that live in them.

Freshwater Marsh Animals

*** NEW COUNTRY THEME PAGES ***
Find maps, flags, information sheets, print-outs, artists, and inventors from your chosen country.

France at Enchanted Learning

Russia at Enchanted Learning

*** OUTLINE MAPS ***
We've added more than 20 new outline maps to our collection of countries around the world, including 13 new pages on African countries.

These printable outline maps are great to use as a base for many geography activities. Students can use these maps to label physical and political features: continents, countries, cities, bodies of water, mountain ranges, deserts, rain forests, time zones, etc. Students can find and mark where they live, chart the route of a famous explorer, or follow the migration of an animal species.

Outline Maps

*** ESSAY PROMPT: MY FAVORITE GAME ***
What is your favorite game? Describe the game and how it is played. This is the latest in our series of essays and other writing activities for early writers.

Essay Prompt, My Favorite Game

*** TIC-TAC-TOE ***
Kids love playing tic-tac-toe. Play it on-line against our computer, and see if you can win!

Tic-Tac-Toe

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