This was SO AWESOME last year. I SO, SO, SO want to do this again.
24 schools signed up last year. It was amazing! These were our results from last year...
Fossils 1st Place Cole & Mary
Straw Egg Drop 6th Place Angelic & Sarah
Crime Busters 8th Place Mary & Paula
Water Rockets 10th Place Liam, Jessica & Sebastian
Cool It 13th Place Lily & Grace
I combined all of our scores, and divided it by number of participants and came up with a total score.
Overall, we ranked about 14th place out of 24 Teams. They did not give me this number. I calculated it myself, so if there was a tie somewhere in there, it may be a little different. This is our "UNOFFICIAL" ranking. :)
2016 Season: Saturday, April 16, 2016 FAU Science Buildings and Lawn 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Most kids participate in 2 to 3 events during the day. Events end around 3:00 p.m., and judging takes place around 5:00 p.m. after all of the scores have been calculated. A parent needs to be present when their child is on campus at all times. You do not need to stay for the whole day, but are encouraged to do so. We will have a classroom inside FAU as a home base, as well as camp chairs and blankets outside. Families and siblings are invited to come and have fun on the lawn! Bring drinks, snacks, chairs, shade, frisbees, and balls. It's a blast!
For our team: I would like to have this be a 95% work at home event. You would coordinate the events you would like to do with me, choose your team mate, meet together once or twice a week with your team mate, and prepare yourself for your events. It is possible to use some of our time at Friday Co-Op during lunch, or from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. to practice on events under parent supervision. You can choose the same team mate for each event, or pick different team mates. It's up to you! Our total number of team members can not be more than 12. It would be nice to have 2 more kids as back up just in case. Last year we had a few who couldn't make it due to Sports Championships and illness.
I've already registered! We're doing this! Spread the word... I need 12 super motivated kids and moms!
$20 per kid to pay the entree fee.
12 kids in 13 events. 1 event has 3 kids, all the rest have 1-2 kids.
$10 4-H Registration
$1 4-H Parent Registration
$10 T-shirt (optional)
$10 Parent T-shirt (optional)
Total = $40 per kid + $11 for parent
Registration for 4-H:
Register on 4honline.com. MUST BE DONE BY MARCH 10th. (At least 30 days before event.)
Please be sure to list Palm Beach County at all times, even if you live in Broward.
Club Name: Boca Buddies
$10 for children
$1 for adults
You need to create a family profile, then add yourself, then add child. This takes about an hour.
Registration needs to be for one adult in the family, and for the child participating in the event.
List projects as Science.
Payment to Candi. Please mark your payment with a note or an envelope with name on it.
This was our first year in the photos below, so we didn't know quite what to expect. It was so cool to see everyone walking around in their Team T-shirts. Mom's and Dad's had them on, and so did all of the kids. It was really exciting.
Team Members for 2016: Place Guaranteed if you are registered and paid for 4-H and Olympiad.
Preferred if you choose a mixture of Build/Knowledge events, not all of one kind. You are free to study all of them on your own.
I place a #1 next to the name if it is their most preferred event.
I place a ? next to the name if I am suggesting a place for them. Confirmation needed. It takes quite a bit of shuffling to get everyone into an event their excited about. When the list is complete, then you'll know you're set for the event. Right now, we're just trying people out in events. By the way, Cole was placed in the Fossils event last year because no one else wanted to do it. That happens to be the one he won first place on, and is NOW his favorite subject. That was not the case when we started. :) Mary jumped in a week before the event to be his partner, because he had none. Amazing how it all worked out in the end!
Events: Type: Team Member: Team Member: Backup:
1. A is for Anatomy Knowledge
2. Bridge Building On site build
3. Egg Drop Pre-Build Enzo #1 Cole
4. Energy Lab Pre-Build Enzo
5. Food Science Knowledge
6. Mystery Packaging On site build Enzo
7. Mystery Powders Knowledge/Lab Mary ?
8. Picture This Weather (3) Knowledge Cole ? Enzo ? and Sebastian ?
Please be sure to list Palm Beach County at all times.
$10 for children
$1 for adults
You need to create a family profile, then add family members. This takes about an hour.
Payment to Candi.
For projects: We are doing Science and Discovery, and Art. You can also choose Photography. Anything you are very interested in. Lesson packets are available at the 4-H office in WPB for any additional materials you would need if you wanted to learn something as a family. The reason we pick about 3 projects is because sometimes you may be interested in participating in a competition during the year, and you must be registered for that project to participate. Our club is focusing on Science and Discovery and Amphibians. Amphibians for some reason is not listed in the drop down boxes.
2. Print off Friday Co-Op Registration Packet and give to Candi.
Cost for supplies is $1 per class, plus $5 for thank you gifts to our Community Center.
Please attach a note when you pay money, or put it in an envelope with your name.
I keep track of all money paid in my Co-Op binder. Help me by having your money labeled.
4. Field trips: All field trips are extra. Please bring cash, RSVP early, and arrive on time. :)
5. What to bring to class:
Any copies you need for class that day.
10:45 a.m. Arrive
11:00 a.m. Announcements / Pledge / Speeches
11:15 a.m. Cloverbud, Jr, and Intermediate Classes
We are all working on making a binder for the end of the year. There is a banquet at 4-h for those who turn in their binders.
Here are the links to download the Record Book reports for each age category. When you select the link, the form may automatically download. You may need to go to the download icon on your web browser and open the document. The forms may also be found under Project Book resources on the county websitehttp://www.pbcgov.com/coextension/4H/resources/
In addition, each year members have the opportunity to submit a Junior, Intermediate or Senior Portfolio for Outstanding Member of the Year. One youth in each age category will be selected for this prestigious honor. (If you are a Senior member who has already complete your portfolio for a scholarship or state award, you can resubmit your portfolio for this county award.)
2: Biology, Amphibians, and Earth Sciences
Speakers: 2–3 Minute Prepared Speech on anything we are learning in 4-H this year.
Teacher CB: Clover Buds Co-Teacher with Candi L.
Teacher Jr. /Int.: Jr. and Intermediate Co-Teacher with Maria R.
The LESSON PLANS listed below are just suggestions of what to teach about. Please review the possible material, and then plan a 30 minute lesson using the suggested materials or other related materials. TEACHERS: Please email Candi by Wednesday if you need any materials printed off by students for Friday's class.
Teacher CB: Candi
Teacher Jr. / Int: Candi
Speaker: Emery L.,
Teacher CB: Marcia K.
Teacher Jr./ Int: Maria R. Lesson: Amphibians #2: Ch. 1, Activity 2, Camo-frog
Speaker: Lindi L.,
Teacher CB: Ana M.
Teacher Jr. /Int:
Lesson: Amphibians #4, #5: Ch. 1, Activities 4 and 5, Amphibian Skin and Populations
Speaker: Leo R.
Teacher CB: Candi Teacher Jr. /Int.: Marcia K.
Lesson: Amphibians Ch. 3, and different types of frogs: CB will focus on learning about different types of frogs. Jr. / Int. will focus on Ch. 3, Amphibian Crisis Ad Campaign
Speaker: Megan B.
Teacher CB: Risa R.
Teacher Jr. /Int: Lesson: Amphibians Water #1, #2: Ch. 2, The Amazing Sponge and From Faucet to Frogs
Science Discovery, pg. 43–44. Good to the Last Drop
Speaker: **Andrew R. (reschedule)
Teacher CB: Teacher Jr. /Int.: Marcia K. Lesson: Amphibians Water, Ch. 2, Where Does My Water Go?,
Science Discovery, pg. 45-56. Good to the Last Drop
19, Fieldtrip, 9:45 a.m. Meet. Tour Starts at 10 a.m. prompt. Water Treatment Plant in Boca Raton on Glades Rd. We can only have 25 people total attend this field trip, including parents and younger siblings. Younger siblings will not be allowed on the catwalks, and must remain with parents at all times. This is a great opportunity. I attended this field trip 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. You get to see the behind the scenes of how they clean and process the water. RSVP to Candi. Cost is Free I believe.
* December 18th: Boca Raton Ward Christmas Dinner…
Looking for individual families and small groups to perform for the Ward dinner. We will be singing 1. Winter Wonderland, 2. We Need a Little Christmas, and 3. Mi Burrito Sabanero Practice 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. We will be singing on the cultural hall stage for the performance. 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Santa 7:00 p.m. Dinner
* December 20th: Christmas Sacrament Meeting, 9 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. We will be singing 1. Angels We Have Heard on High (3 languages) 2. Christmas Lullaby 3. Were You There on That Christmas Night. * Please plan to sit up on the stand right after the Sacrament if you can. We will be interspersed throughout the entire meeting, mixed in with congregational singing of hymns and two special musical numbers by Shenley Putterbaugh and Adam Bradford, Jr. Practice 8:20 a.m. in the Chapel for Choir. Practice 8:00 a.m. for special musical numbers.
* Please follow clothing guides. Black and White and Red.
NO SANTA HATS for SUNDAY'S PERFORMANCE PLEASE.
* Spanish and Portuguese members... These performances are optional. Thank you so much for singing with us for the Nativity Choir! Join us if you would like to sing some more.
Music Order for Performance:
slot: 30 minutes. 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
5 minutes, as directed by the Stake.
song is harder to learn. Spanish and English have been working
on this one. I do not think it could be learned in two weeks by
anyone very easily. It is possible, if they download their part
on my blog, and practiced daily at home.
Resources, Resources There are so many resources out there to make this easy for us now. Here are a few that I have used.
1. Starfall.com I know technology isn't the best choice for everything... but this one is AWESOME! I still remember trying to do flashcards and posters to have my oldest memorize the alphabet. It took forever! I have literally spent no time reviewing this with my younger children, and just yesterday at the Eye Doctor, my 4 year old impressed everyone with all of the letters she was able to read. I give all credit to Starfall.com. We have it on our ipad, as well as the free version on the computer. Every day she has "preschool on the computer" time, and this is what she is learning. Every morning, and sometimes every afternoon, when they're bored and want a movie, I suggest Pre-school, and we do that first. Sometimes the movie idea even disappears!
2. Speaking of aps, ABCmouse.com also has some really great ABC videos on the ipad. We did the free version, and after you watch some, you earn credits to download more videos. We have paid nothing, and have a ton of ABC videos.
3. Dry Erase markers and writing board. I have a huge Dry Erase board on my kitchen wall. That gets used by my pre-schooler more than anyone else. Pictures, learning to write, etc. all happen there every day, and we can compliment her on how great they are, because we see them.
4. Minutes with Me http://www.minuteswithme.com/ This curriculum she now has is very different from the first prototypes that I got with my oldest. However, I love them, and refer to them often. As this is her new and improved curriculum that she is now selling, it's all I can recommend. She has a free downloads page that is great too.
5. 5 in a Row, and Before 5 in a Row This is one of my favorite curriculums. It is all based around literature. I only have one of these books, but it has been well used. I would recommend 5 in a Row if you only want to get one... because the kids grow up and you can keep using it. I ended up purchasing many of the books that the lessons are about. It was quite an investment, but has made a lasting impression on my kids and my home. My kids feel that those books are their friends.
6. Math Manipulatives Saxon Math has a box of math manipulatives that you can order. That was one of the best investments I ever made. Also, there are teacher stores where you can buy more stuff like this. Tangram puzzles, Cuisinaire rods, Shapes puzzles, etc. I have 3 drawers of math and learning manipulatives that we use constantly.
7. Poetry and Skip Counting CD's.
Institute for Excellence in Writing has a poetry CD. Or Shel Silverstein is awesome.
Classical Conversations has awesome Skip Counting Songs. Or you can get 100 Counting Sheep.