Thursday, March 21, 2013

Meeting Number 9: Firefly Award!

Our last meeting held a few issues.
Now being a group of 14 girls, it's hard to control the "silly" outbreak. A little silly is OK, but a LOT of distracting silly kind of counter's what we are trying to accomplish. Alright, I don't mean silly, I mean obnoxious grab for attention....

We are going to talk about if FIRST in circle time and then see what THEY think should be done if a girl is totally holding things up. (Girl led choices). I really think that by having their peers make the call, this should streamline a few things.

I have to make sure that everyone gets "their moment"  so no one feels the need to aim for it.

Easter is early this year so... it is an Easter craft!

Early Bird Activity : Spring Coloring Sheets!

Circle Time

Julia Gordon Lowe Says (Like Simon Says) with some jumpin, hopping, etc. to get the wiggles out.
Talk about last meetings distractions and special skills. Why is "silly" not a special skill? How does that help anyone?
Does it cause problems?

What do you expect from us, as your leaders (we will make a list on the white board).

NOW, we get to list what we expect from them, as our troop.
(The girl scout law spelled out...highlighting #5, respect)

If a girl is NOT respecting all of us and kind of crosses that line, what should we do? (Girl led solution).

Just remember, we are a TEAM -- is there an "I" in it?

Back to business:  Review Caper Chart. Leader Helper sits on my rightGirl Scout Promise

Say to each other in Italian, what to say to people when they take a trip (Buon viaggio). Then we all say it together.

Independent Petal Pack Award Pass Out.

Birthday Card/Patch Pass Out

Theme of the day: We have skills and so do plants!During our last meeting,we paid special attention to a sister Daisy's special skills. Today, we will pay attention to our own! Choose a skill that you will use today....let's go around the circle and share which special skill we are going to use. We finished chapter 3 where Lupe and Clover started off talking about their feelings and then they met up with Sunny, who is helping clean the soil in Pittsburgh.
What if Clover hadn't said anything? What if Lupe hadn't said that everything was OK?Now- what do you think of Clover's special skill: cleaning the soil? Most people probably don't know that sunflowers can clean poisons from the soil!

What other plants clean the soil in the US?

Speaking of the US, let's talk about our flag!

Flag etiquette
-The proper way to display, fold and salute the flag. Learn about the history of the flag

Craft time!
-Plastic Easter Egg Necklace!

Snack Time
-Snack and beverage helpers pass out treats.

Circle Time!  Each girl shares how they think their special skill went...What can you do at home to make even more use of this special skill? At School?
Pass out their Firefly award!

Clean Up helpers help pack up cart...

Take home: Their craft, The Firefly award and a reminder for the next meeting to read chapter 4! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm new- but can they do a activity with this and earn the firefly award? What does it look like? I am confused???

    Please help