a special place to tape up cartoons and
other funny items....if your kids like
silly poems, theyll love Shel
Silversteins Where the
Sidewalk Ends (Harper & Row).
Some families like to write
stories about funny things that have
happened to them....you may want to
create your own silly stories.
Every library is
full of humorous stories and songs that
your children will love. And dont
forget the joke and riddle books. Ask
your librarian to recommend a few.
Laughter is not a
cure-all, but it certainly helps.
We have had the
pleasure to welcome new friends to our
online community this month. As you know
we encourage the growth of an Internet
community that focuses on education and
learning. ePALS has developed a wonderful
service for teachers and schools in
connecting classrooms throughout the
world. We are delighted to have them as
neighbors and hope you will visit with
Classroom Exchange is a free web-based
service which helps connect international
classrooms via the Internet. Over 7,000
self-registered classrooms from more than
80 countries are currently participating.
Founded in 1996, ePALS now represents
over 350,000 students and teachers,
making it the largest network of its kind
in the world.
are invited to create a unique classroom
'profile' describing their classroom and
the type of classrooms they want to
connect with. After being manually
screened, new profiles are added to the
ePALS search engine which can be searched
using a wide variety of search criteria
such as age, grade, language and