Wednesday, August 31, 2016

August 2016

Helping at The Pantry.

Here's what we were up to this month:


Making cement bowls.
On Aug. 8, we participated in our monthly service project--helping at The Pantry.  Four of our families helped out by packaging grits, cream of wheat, rice, and beans.  This time we were in it's new location, which will make free food more easily available to more people by being along a city bus route in Jefferson City.  The new location is  409 Ellis Blvd., in the Table of Grace church. The Pantry has served 6,000 people in the last two years!  No paperwork is required, no questions are asked. If you or someone you know needs food, distribution day is the fourth Friday of every month from 1 to 7 p.m.


Talking about the Dinosaur Badge.
On Aug. 9, our August  Science-Nature Club meeting was led by Matthew McMichael. The topic was cement and concrete. The group learned about the properties of cement, how it reacts with water, and its uses. Then the kids enjoyed a hands-on activity making their own bowls with a technique using a plastic bag, cement, and water.
 
Talking about the Learn about Pokémon Badge.
On Aug. 22, our Quest Club held their monthly meeting. This month was a presentation meeting, which is held bi-monthly. The club had three presenters, Luke, Ethan W., and Sophia. Ethan led a computer presentation on the Dinosaur Badge. Luke presented information about Pokémon and the requirements for the Pokémon Badge. Sophia gave a presentation on the Learn About Rainbow Loom Badge. She brought in lots a examples of her work and let the club members try the loom. The kids did a great job sharing information about their badges and practicing public speaking.
 
Talking about the Rainbow Loom Badge.
--text by Evie M. and Billie S.
--photos by Evie M. and Billie S.