Thursday, August 22, 2013

Girl Scout SWAPS - Weather Forecaster

My Junior troop is going to make these Girl Scout SWAPS for our all school troop bonfire. These SWAPS are so cute and super easy to make. Check out my youtube video with step-by-step instructions on how to make these cute Weather Forecaster SWAPS.

Need to make the tags for this SWAP?

Just print them out and write your troop # and the date at the bottom. Then cut them out, punch a hole and 
attach them to your SWAP.

Happy SWAP Trading!

User is granted permission to use this tag pattern for personal or Girl Scout troop use only. Mass production and/or commercial use of this tag design is not allowed.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Anna - About Me Homework

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School is in it's second week and homework has started. So far the girls don't mind because it's all very easy work. Above is Anna's homework last night. Can I just say that I LOVE # 9 and #10!

Maybe I am doing something right?

Monday, August 12, 2013

What I'm reading... Out of My Mind By Sharon M Draper

My mom just retired as a 4 & 5 grade teacher. When she left school she took many of her books to give to Amelia who is starting the 4th grade this year. She pulled this book out of the box saying it was really good. Amelia found some other books to read so I picked up this one... "Out of My Mind" by Sharon M Draper. 

I would say it's a 5th grade to adult book and I truly feel that everyone should read it! It is very well written with a great story everyone can learn something from. The book is about a life story of a girl growing up who can not move or talk. She is labeled as mentally and physically disabled, but once they give her the tools to express herself the world is finally able see the true Melody.

A lovely book that makes you stop and think, a must read! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer 2013

Summer... that's where I have been. Summer with kids home, places to go and things to do.

With only one more week of summer until the kids head back to school I look back at our summer. I feel I was able to keep the girls busy but also allowed enough free time for them to just be kids. But not too much free time so that I think I only heard, "I bored" twice all summer long.

2013 Summer:

- Swim team - Daily
- Softball - Amelia
- Girl Scout Day Camp - Both Girls
- Embroidery Camp - Hosted by me
- 10 Day Vacation to Williamsburg, VA
- Six Flags
- Amelia's Birthday Party
- Impromptu Neighborhood Kickball Games
- Lego Robotics Camp - Both Girls
- Big Family Camping Weekend at Johnson Shut-Ins
- Swimming at Grammy & Papa's Pool
- Volleyball Camp - Amelia
- Remembering Grandpa - Funeral weekend
- Golfing & Hiking with the Girl Scouts
- Violin Lessons - Amelia
- Theater Camp - Both Girls

Yes, it was a busy, fun summer that flew by so fast! School supplies are packed up and ready to go. Good bye summer... it sure was fun, we'll catch you next year!