Resources from the Oak Ridge LMC

January 2014

January is...

National Hobby Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

National Skating Month

National Thank You Month

Special Days...

January 1 News Year Day

January 11 Amelia Earhart Day

January 14 Dress up Your Pet Day

January 18 Thesaurus Day

Winnie the Pooh Day

January 21 Squirrel Appreciation Day

January 24 Compliment Day

January 31 Chinese New Year (Year of the Horse)

Tech Resource of the Month-iCivics

Order in the court. Hail to the chief! Roll call…yea or nay… iCivics is game, activity and resource filled Web site, founded by Justice, Sandra Day O’Conner to help young people of all ages learn about branches of government, citizenship, separation of powers, media influences on government, the budget, and the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Games can be accessed by topic or playing time. In addition to games and webquests, iCivics provides lesson plans with supporting resources for teachers. Grades 3-12.

Monarch Book of the Month: Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz

Bedlam Farm is a very special farm that has four lovable dogs that help run it. The dog’s names are Rose, Izzy, Frieda, and Lenore. These dogs are like a family and do a lot of things together. Each dog has her own story of how she came to be at the farm. Each dog also has her own special job on the farm. While reading this story, discover how these dogs came to be on the farm and how each one does her own job. Although each dog is different, they are a family and each individual is important and essential to the running of Bedlam Farm.

Online Resources

Author Information (He is also the illustrator.):

Bedlam Farm