Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Wave the Flag Try-It

1. Flag Facts:

2. Show it Off (5/29/10):

I made a poster for Memorial Day and another project about the American flag.

3. Celebrate (5/29/10):

Today we went to the ceremony in our town. They raised the flag to half staff. After that, they said some prayers and speeches. The speeches were about why we were really here celebrating Memorial Day. The reason is to honor the soldiers who served in the wars from long ago and today. After that they placed wreaths. Individual people or groups came up and placed the wreaths on racks and flowers on the pretend grave. Then they did a gun salute and the trumpet players played Taps.

Then we went to see the parade. In the parade they had everything, from the Shriners to the local string band to what I like to call the "humorless" clowns.

On Memorial Day, I marched with the troop in another town parade. It was about one mile (roughly), although it seemed like forever because it was going slowly. We had candy that we threw out to the crowd.

4. Check It Out (5/25/10):

We went to our community garden and park and saw plaques from WWI, WWII, and the Vietnam War. There was also a flagpole with the American Flag and a POW-MIA flag. There were some flowers in red, white, and blue. In the other park we saw a plaque for a person who served in the Army and helped rescue prisoners of the Vietnam War.

5. Through the Years:

6. Do Good (6/3/10):

I am collecting items for the Marines and will donate the items at a Flag Day program. I hope the Marines will like them.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Outdoor Adventurer try-It

***All requirements for this Try-It were satisfied at the GSNNJ program "Get Ready to Camp" on Sat. 5/22/10***

1. Dress for the Weather Relay (Sat. 5/22/10):
We had a relay race with backpacks and things we would take camping like water bottles and sit-upons.

2. Sleep Out!

3. Day Hike (Sat. 5/22/10):

We took a hike and observed things in nature. We saw some things that matched our color crayon, and other interesting colors that occur in nature.

4. Build a Shelter (Sat. 5/22/10):

We built a shelter out of sticks and a rain poncho. It was my favorite activity!

5. Touch, Smell, Listen (Sat. 5/22/10):

We got a safari sheet with different activities we could experience with our senses. Some of the things were to feel something pointy, hear birds singing, smell something like pine or a flower, or hear an aminal running. It was fun.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

GirlSports Try-It

1. Stretching Action (Sat. 5/15/10):

We tried these stretches for 20 seconds each:

Thigh Stretch

Back of Thigh Stretch

Calf Stretch

Chest and Shoulder Stretch


Back Stretch

Some of these stretches we do in dance class.

2. Throwing Skills (Sat. 5/15/10):

We threw the beanbag - it was fun! We kept backing up after a few throws and we still got it.

3. Catching Practice (Sat. 5/15/10):

We practiced catching - it was fun.

4. Kicking Fun (Sat. 5/15/10):

We used a playground ball for this activity instead of the balloon because we were out of balloons. It was fun.

5. Volleying

6. Striking with a Paddle or a Racket (Sat. 5/15/10):

I hit the ball over the fence with my friend Mikala. It was hard but fun.

All in the Family Try-It

1. Where are you from? (Sat. 5/15/10):

My family comes from another state - Pennsylvania, and Dad was born in California. My grandparents and great-grandparents came from England, France (Dad's side) and Poland, Czechloslovakia, and Germany (Mom's side), and of course America.

I think I am a little American Indian - it was Dad's great, Great, Great Grandma who was from the Oneida tribe.

A family story - when I was a little girl we have good memories of being at the beach with my aunt.

2. Say Cheese

3. Coupon Collection (Sat. 5/15/10):

These coupons are probably the best thing that my parents ever expected. They include the categories of clearing the table, no whining for four days, and doing math/calculus without tears. They have some humor in them and of course expiration dates.

4. Birthday Countdown (Sat. 5/15/10):

I made a birthday poster for my Nana's birthday.

5. Family Fitness (Sat. 5/15/10):

We did the family fun run but we walked and hiked 2 miles. It was strenuous but fun. We went to the secret playground. I swinged on the swings and I went so high I almost flipped over!

6. Make a Family Time Capsule

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Space Explorer Try-It

1. The Night Sky (Tues. 5/4/10):

We used my telescope to look at the night sky.

2. The Moon

3. Ready, Set, Jet! (Tues. 5/11/10):

My Girl Scout center on the moon is turquoise blue with a purple door, and the windows are shaped like triangles, circles, and squares. There is a radar that picks up signals from the earth. For instance, if the Girl Scout center on earth wanted four boxes of Tagalongs, the radar would receive that and send a signal back. We would send four boxes of Tagalongs.

My outfit is blue and it has a helmet. It says "NASA" and "Girl Scouts" with a cookie in the middle. There is also a flag on the bottom.

This activity was awesome.

4. Shadow Time (Sat. 5/15/10):

We put the first sticks in the ground at 9:45 a.m.

The next stick was at 10:45 a.m. The shadow was shorter than the first and farther past the first shadow.

The third stick was at 11:45 a.m. The shadow was even shorter than the second and twice as far as the second.

This is something you could use to tell time on a sunny day but not on a cloudy day.

5. Star Maker (Tues. 5/4/10):

This is the constellation Taurus the Bull.