5 Things to do in January

1. War On Poverty Anniversary by inspiring kids to end hunger and poverty in their communities, their country and their world. Take a collection to your local food bank or volunteer some of your time on 1/5/11.
2. Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley's First Snowflake Photograph To celebrate on 1/15/11 make snow flakes with paper and cut out patters. Is it ever too cold to snow? How big can snowflakes get? Why is snow white?" Everything you ever wanted to know about snow (but didn't know who to ask) is answered here by the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
3. To celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday on 1/19/1809 , read the stories about adventure on the high seas, buried pirate treasure, and a famous balloon ride.

4. To celebrate Mozarts birthday on 1/27/1756 Once upon a time, when men wore powdered wigs and rode in gilded carriages, a baby boy was born in the beautiful town of Salzburg. The little boy's name was Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophillus Amadeus Mozart. Can you imagine writing that on the top of your paper in school?" Thus begins the whimsical, musical biography of Wolferl (for short). Liberally sprinkled with audio clips, this outstanding story reminds me of those Play-a-Sound children's books with sound buttons for each character. This click-and-play biography is a must-see site for kids of all ages. Bravo!
5. Scientists get to solve puzzles every day, because science and research involve finding solutions from the clues that we are given. To celebrate National Puzzle Day on 1/29/11 put together a puzzle.

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