Saturday, March 1, 2014

Female Leader in the Community

As we invited our local elementary school vice-principal over to our meeting last Monday (yes, I know this post is late, but I've had some... computer issues).  We had her come as part of the Being Me Keeper.  We asked her to speak to the girls about leadership, how she was a leader, and how they can be a better leader in their own lives.

Our school does the Leader In Me Program, as well as the bucket filling program.  So she filled a cute little steel bucket with small objects to represent each habit, then other small objects to help them remember some of their own skills that they can use as leaders.  There was an elastic band, symbolizing the ability to stretch with a situation, and not break.  A band-aid to remind the girls to care for themselves.  A bookmark to remind them to take care of their mind as well.  The girls had a great time.  Our Sparks haven't spent a great deal of time in the principal's office, so being able to interact with her outside of school was a real thrill for them.

Since we're going to be visiting the Brownie unit soon, we practised the Grand Howl, the Brownie Song, the Brownie Dues Song and the Brownie Smile Song.  

Then, since we're also looking to complete the Going Outside Keeper, we  had the girls make insects.  They had free run of construction paper, pipe cleaners, tissue paper, glue and markers.  Here's my daughter's effort.

Then we got together in our circle again, introduced our insects, and closed the meeting.  

Next week we're going snowshoeing and tobogganing at our local middle school (they have the best sliding hill).

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