|Our first shift of salespeople.|
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
--photos by Evie M.
|A favorite piece of playground equipment.|
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Our first order of business was to discuss ideas, activities, and experiments for future club meetings. These included learning about nature (flowers, plants, animals, etc.), robotics, and chemical reactions. Everyone enjoyed discussing ideas and how we could incorporate them into our activities.
Each month a different family is in charge of leading the club meeting and activity or experiment. This month, members learned about the scientific method, then used it to hypothesize the identity of two liquids (water and vinegar) and two solids (salt and sugar). They used their five senses to observe and test the substances, then recorded their findings in their science journals. After the experiment, the kids decorated their science journals which they will be using the rest of the year.
The next meeting will on May 24 at the Prairie Garden Trust to learn about native Mo plant species and tour the gardens.
--by Billie S.
--by Billie S.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thanks to Colton's and to all who spread the word and/or came out to wine and dine. We really appreciate it!
Monday, April 8, 2013
|Our guide, Carla, shares some Missouri history.|
A few facts:
- All the rock in the capitol is limestone from Missouri, except the 12 capitals in the House and Senate, which are granite and marble from New Hampshire.
- 16 of the 41 lunette (half-moon shaped areas) paintings have optical illusions--either a change of direction or a change of size.
- Bonds were sold to raise money to build the current state capitol. Four and one-half million dollars were raised. When the building was complete, there were still one million dollars that hadn't been spent. So they used the money to decorate.
- The Missouri State Capitol is the only state capitol with a state park located inside.
Friday, March 22, 2013
|Cards made by some of our members.|
AWS2 Nathaniel Edwards
Anthony Hart, CS2
Sgt Corey Rudroff
SFC Joseph S. Wertz
George Lauer is the project's organizer and you can read more about this Troop Support shipment here.
Thanks to our Service Project Coordinator, Kolbi W., for organizing this service project!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thanks to everyone who attended the 2013 Parents' Meeting for JCSHG on Tuesday. We had a great turnout despite the cold weather. We had lots of yummy treats to nibble on and the children were ecstatic to see their friends.
Evie and Jeannette started the meeting off with a review of last year's activities and events. Among other things we hosted numerous field trips and service projects, held two successful bake sales, offered a Music and Movement Enrichment Class, enjoyed a summer family picnic, and enjoyed many park days throughout the year.
We discussed activities, field trips, enrichment classes, service projects, the new membership form, and more. We appreciate all the great ideas that were contributed. With the involvement of so many great members we are sure to have an awesome year.
Again, thanks to all those who came out and brainstormed with us, we had a great time!
--by Billie S.