Here they are sunrising!
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For Fair Play the girls came up with new rules to old games. They came to the meeting ready to share, teach, and play! We had many variations to ring around the rosie, tag, soccer, dodgeball and more. Here are a few pictures of the girls teaching and playing all of these new and really fun games. They are so creative!
Here is dodge ball with a twist. No hitting above the shoulders or below the ankles. Or it doesn't count. Also if you catch the ball before it hits the ground the thrower becomes out.
Here is "I eat pizza everyday" ring around the rosie! This game had a new song and all. Thanks to Samantha we had a new song to chant. "I eat pizza everyday except for when it's Chick-Filet."
In "I eat pizza everyday" you don't just fall at the end of the song. You fall out... flat on the ground. :)
Sunrise/Sunset tag... This version was really cute too. The "it" girl was the Sunset. As she tug the other girls they had to fade down like a sunset. There was another "it" girl, she was the Sunrise. She went along rising all of the sunsets as she re-tug the ones who were already tug.
Here they are sunrising!
We had two girls representing at Clayton's student of the Month. Rebecca was the 2nd grade chosen student, and Jayda was chosen for their specials area (Physical Education) Congrats girls! You rock!
Zumba fitness is the latin-inspired dance-fitness program. Zumba combines Latin, Hip-Hop and International music with dance and aerobic elements for a fun and effective workout program.
Tri-Sisters hosted their Favorite Filly 2014 event Saturday May 4th. Zumba was lead by Soul Surfers Studio's, Ally and Kim. What an adorable duo! (Love the outfits) They were so energetic and interactive. They kept us hype and dancing! We had a blast! Lots of fun and smiles. Thank you both for an awesome experience.
Thanks again Tri-Sisters for an awesome event. Every year Favorite Filly is something unique and special and we appreciate that! Love all of the mommy and daughter time that Girl Scouts creates.
Zumba was a great experience. I have to admit I have always been a little intimidated to try it. So, this was the perfect opportunity to get a taste for it, and am I so glad we did. We all had so much fun! I think I was talking about how much fun I had even longer than the girls were.
We want to look into doing a Zumba lesson again. I think that the girls that were unable to make this trip would really enjoy it as well. Once we start making plans I know who I am going to contact first, Soul Surfer Studios,
Check them out if your interested. Zumba is just the perfect way to promote exercise and fun!
The next badge we are working on is Fair Play. This badge will require us to learn about playing fair, making sure everyone is playing by the same rules and to include anyone that wants to play too. We will discover women athletes, we will make up new rules to an old game, the importance of teamwork, and how to explain a new game and the rules to our friends.
This badge will take us two meetings to complete. We talked about fair play and when is it okay to change the rules. We talked about including everyone so nobody gets left out. We started with teamwork. In our handbook there is a the Octopus Tag game. I taught them the rules of the game and they were ready to get started. We used the grass area across from our library to run around in. Finally feeling like Spring around here!!
The idea of the game is for the Octopus (the two girls who were "it") to work as a team holding hands to tag the rest of the players. Our Octopus started with two girls, as they tagged each other instead of getting out they joined hands and became a part of the Octopus, until everyone was tagged and a part of the Octopus team. They had to remain holding hands the entire time. At first the "it" girls were saying "we need more girls, we need more power." However, they quickly realized that the longer the Octopus got the harder to became to run fast and freely. They had to figure out how to team together to trap the others. Sometimes working as a team is easy and efficient, but other times it can be a challenge. They really had to strategize with each other in order to get the others. Just like in life there will be times where teamwork is essential for completing a task but maybe it's not as easy as just doing it alone. It's important for them to listen to each other, speak up and give their ideas to the group, and also to realize that there will be times the group may decide on other strategies to get the job done, instead of theirs.
The second part of the badge we completed was learning to make up new rules to an old game. We started with a simple game of duck duck duck goose, which soon turned into girl girl girl scout and skipping around the circle, to pizza pizza pizza bake and two girls choosing another to be it, they hopped, ran, tip toed and skipped around the circle. Each girl had a turn making up new rules to the game and teaching it to their friends. The girls had some great ideas for new rules, which kept everyone laughing and having a good time. I liked that a few times the new rules were so extensive that they had to explain it a couple times or even give a demonstration for the rest of troop to follow along. They girls confused spoke up and asked questions and the girl choosing the rules had to be clear and concise to clear up the confusion. It was great communication practices! They waited to start each round until everyone knew the rules, to play fair!
For take home work, the girls were asked to think of another old game and make up two new rules. If they can they will teach the rules to other friends then play the game. Next meeting I cant wait to hear all about the new versions of the games and how much fun they had playing. We will choose a game or two to play as a troop next meeting. Have fun girls and be creative!!
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the largest organization for girls in the world. The organization was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912. That was 102 years ago! Girl Scouts of the USA was defined as a formal organization by the United States Congress on March 16, 1950.
The Girl Scouts mission is to build “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”
Here are some of the activities we did to complete this badge.
The girls worked together designing our troop's first-aid kit. Each girl was responsible for contributing something different to our troop's kit. We talked about what to do in the event of an emergency and what the differences are between a minor emergency compared to a serious emergency. We spoke about authoritative figures we could go to if there was a situation where they needed help.
The most fun was challenging the group to a band-aid relay. We divided the girls into two teams. We split the teams in half and positioned them across the room from each other. Each girl had to unwrap the band-aid and apply it to a location on their team mate that we called out (cheek, elbow, forehead, knee). This was a lot of fun and we ended up with some nicely bandaged girls.
Our goal was to read 5000 minutes in one month. This total divided by our 13 second graders totaled 390 minutes each. Our girls did a great job totaling 5094 minutes read. We reached our goal and shared the importance of literacy with our friends and families. We also raised 65$ to donate to the Room to Read foundation to assist in providing books and other resources to children in need. Our girls earned the 5$ by doing extra chores or helping out family members or neighbors. Way to go girls! Congrats on exceeding at the challenge.
Shout Out to Glassboro TD Bank! Thanks for inviting us in to take a tour of your branch. This trip is a must do, if it's offered in your area. Money management is an important skill for anyone to learn and even more beneficial to introduce it to our children. This is a fun and interactive trip. The girls got to see everything from a "Penny Test" with the change counting machine, named Penny, to handing out taffy's to customers in the drive thru. We learned about all about secret PIN's (personal identification numbers) and the girls even received a 10$ certificate to each open a new savings account.
Ms. Eileen was an awesome tour guide! She was super friendly and answered all of our questions. She introduced us to all of the employees and customers that came in making us feel really welcomed. Each girl got a TD Bank patch and a goodie bag filled with lots of fun things including a frisbee, ruler, coloring book and more.
At the wheel learning about withdraw and deposit slips.
Doing the Penny Test on the penny arcade to make sure it's counting accurately. We added up the rolls of coins and compared them to the total the machine counted. The girls learned how many coin were in each roll.
The girls had a lot of fun and learned a lot along the way. A BIG Thank You again to Ms. Eileen and the Glassboro, NJ TD Bank.
Color A Smile is a non-profit organization, right here in New Jersey, that delivers colored masterpieces to thousands of people across the United States! Wow! That's a lot of people.
I know there are many people living in hospitals, nursing homes, or assisted living centers, or people who are just living alone, that really appreciate a warm gesture and colorful masterpiece to hang up and bring on a SMILE :)
I knew this was an organization our girls would love to support. Of course, because everyone loves to color! Click here http://www.colorasmile.org/index.html
This is our opening activity. We use this activity to fill the time while the girls are arriving. They love doing them and they turn out so cute.
Provided on the site is a Young Artists page. This page has all of the details needed to become artists. It's extremely easy. We color the pictures in, I save up a bundle and then mail them in. There are no donations required, no signing up, or required time to mail them in.
They provide categorized ready to color pages. That are separated alphabetically by holidays, seasons, and various times of year. For most themes there are a few pictures to choose from as well as blank pages with just a cheerful heading. They're a nice option for the girls who like to draw. These all can easily be printed out.
Here are examples of each.
Color A Smile's website also provides Thank you's from people who have received masterpieces as well as a page about the recipients. On this page there is a form that can be filled out for anyone that would benefit from one of these masterpieces. It's open to individuals and to centers looking for enough to give everyone a SMILE. It's free and just that easy to share a SMILE.