Dragons (and Other Reptiles) - January 16

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Today is Appreciate A Dragon Day, Fig Newton Day, and International Hot and Spicy Food Day.

Today's Birthdays
Songs of the Day
Today's Theme: Dragons (and Other Reptiles)


  • 1547 - Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible) is crowned czar of Russia.
  • 1920 -  The 18th Amendment goes into effect and Prohibition begins.
  • 1991 - The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.
  • 2020 - The impeachment of Donald Trump moves to the trial phase in the Senate.



  • Peter, Paul, and Mary - Puff the Magic Dragon - LISTEN
  • Imagine Dragons - Follow You - LISTEN
  • Ethel Merman- There's No Business Like Show Business - LISTEN
  • Marilyn Horne - Sesame Street - C Is for Cookie - LISTEN
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda - Electric Company - Silent E is a Ninja - LISTEN

THEME:  Dragons (and Other Reptiles)

  • Grades PreK-1 - Sesame Street: Chinese New Year Dragon Dance with Elmo and Abby! (1:09) - VIEW
  • Grades PreK-1 - PBS LearningMedia - Daniel Tiger -Super Daniel Helps the Hungry Dragon (1:22) - VIEW and DO
  • Grades PreK-2 - PBS Crafts for Kids - Make Your Own Dragon Wings - DO
  • Grades K-3 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts - Komodo Dragons (4:52) - VIEW
  • Grades K-3 - PBS LearningMedia - Wild Kratts Flight of the Draco (1:27) - VIEW
  • Grades 4-6 - Crayola -Legendary Dragon Lesson Plans - DO
  • Grades 4-12 - NHPBS Video - Magical Land of Oz - Water Dragons (1:45) - VIEW
  • Grades 7-12 - NHPBS Video - Monstrum - What Dragons Say About Us (6:04) - VIEW

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    • Civics 101 -  Tons of great (and free!) audio, activities, resources, and lessons to help you stay engaged with civics.
    • Ask Sam - Ask Sam features Outside/In host Sam Evans-Brown answering listener questions about the mysteries and quirks of the natural world.
  • Seacoast Science Center in Odiorne Point State Park

    • Learning Connection - Even though their doors are closed, we’re still here to connect you to the inspirational powers of nature and engage you in learning. 
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