First of all, I am proud to report that we FILLED the second spring semester! 15 girls are participating this time around. It seems like word is getting out about the program….woo hoo!
We talked about being a part of a community, and the importance of taking care of members of our community. Our community service project this session will be the Take and Eat Pantry. Here is a link to the organization’s website – http://www.takeandeatfoodpantry.org/
Girls will set a goal of bringing in one canned food item for each lesson. All cans will be donated to the Take and Eat Pantry. The director came to talk to the girls at the lesson today. I think I was more shocked than they were to hear that over 4000 children in the NE Chatham Co area do not have enough food to eat. The director also asked how many girls have a snack after school, dinner, etc. And how would they feel if they did not have a snack and dinner (difficulty falling asleep, getting a good night’s sleep, grumpy at school the next day).
The book reading was Giraffes Can’t Dance. The goal of this book reading was to stress the importance of setting a goal and finding a way to reach the goal even when it does not seem like you can reach it. Some of the girls helped out with the book reading. Check it out –
The rhinos rock n’ rolled.
The lions danced a tango.
The chimps did a cha cha cha.
The baboons did a Scottish reel.
Until a little cricket explained that if you are different, all you need is a different song.
Lastly, because of our gloomy weather we did an animal relay race inside. Girls had to act as a specific animal and race with a partner. The goal – working together (in our community) and be creative. Think: pigs, crabs, elephants, snakes, spiders, giraffes, and monkeys. Fun times for sure!