The BE-YOU-tiful Butterflies Club is Bloomin’

It is said, “The Flutter of a Butterflies Wings can Create a Typhoon Half Way Around the World.”

The 6th Grade Girls have received their Butterfly Cinch Sacs and spent the first Day of School decorating their spiral notebooks with butterfly stickers.

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It ended up being a wonderful 30 minute experience near the end of the day on the first day of school.  My son and mother were able to be there to make it all possible.

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The girls enjoyed this time and and were excited to hear about the new club forming. cinch-sac-day-4

 

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My son excited to be a part!

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THE PROJECTS BEGIN

On the first day of the Club, October 3rd, the girls watched a video about the statistics regarding confidence, self image, and mental health in young girls.  The quote was also shared:

“The flutter of a butterflies wings can create a typhoon half way around the world”

We then launched into looking at different butterflies and brainstorming words describing their beauty.

Colorful, different, unique, free, etc… were just a few of the words the girls came up with.

In celebration of the uniqueness of each butterfly we launched into our first project. The girls designed half of a butterfly and cut it out along a folded piece of paper.  They next painted one side and experimented with color.  The butterflies were folded and rubbed to create a symmetrical effect.  These will be hung in a stairway leading up to the 2nd floor of the school.

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The girls became fascinated with how the colors mixed and using paints.  One young Butterfly started experimenting on black paper while she waited.  The girls became more fascinated leading us to study the idea of abstract paintings and researched famous painters who utilized this technique.

Next, the girls began their own abstract paintings.  These will be hung in a secondary stairwell in our school.

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KINDNESS GRAMS

Our most recent project is creating “Kindness Grams” for the Educators in our Building.  The girls will be delivering 50 of these to the educators in the school before Thanksgiving Break.  Educators make a difference in our lives, and the girls will be letting every teacher know how much.

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It is with a full heart I write about what a handful of 6th grade girls are accomplishing for the world.  They give me hope as I spend time with them every Monday from 3:15 – 4:15 and watch them flutter their wings and blossom into the future.

The 2nd Newsletter being sent to the 51 sponsors can be viewed here:  newsletter-2

With Brave Wings She Flies,

RAZ