Friday, January 25, 2013

2013 Parents' Meeting

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.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Snow Badge

One of Wilson Bentley's photographs.
Four Quest Club members met at the library last Thursday for our quarterly badge-pinning ceremony and to work on the Snow Badge. Sixteen badges were awarded in the following categories: Dogs, Teamwork, Magnetism, Hot Air Balloon, Camping, Fire Building, Travel Destination: Philadelphia, Penn., and Travel Destination: Washington, D.C.

For the Snow Badge, we read Snowflake Bentley, a biographical picture book about Wilson A. Bentley. He took over 5,000 photographs of snowflakes over the course of his lifetime, and found no two alike.

Members then purused copies of his book Snowflakes in Photographs with pages and pages of snowflakes. They also discussed properties of snow--what it is made of, what state of matter is it, and at what temperature it forms.

To wrap up the meeting, members drew their own snowflakes and cut their own from paper.