Tuesday, November 11, 2008
4 Casey Rd. Chittenden VT 05737
LEAVES: Substitute K-2 Puppet Show
Characters: Dandelion, Foxtail Grass, Common Mullein, Pine Needles, Maple Leaf
Props: large magnifying lens with grass leaf pictured on one side and dandelion leaf pictured on the other
Hey you, would you mind moving over a bit,
please? I can’t get any sunlight.
I’d like to but I can’t. I’m rooted to this spot!
Maybe you could grow a bit higher?
I don’t know, let me give it a try…ugh, ugh.
This is going to take some time.
Hey, that breeze is blowing me over a bit. Is that
Much better! My leaves really need sunlight.
Mine too! They need it to make food so I can
live and grow and make flowers and seeds.
That’s just why my leaves need sunlight too!
Our leaves are like food factories for the plant.
Yeah! And for all the insects that eat us too.
Yeah – that kinda BUGS me!
Your leaves are so skinny, how do they ever get
enough sunlight to make your food?
Oh, getting enough sunlight’s not the problem
for us grasses, but getting dried out by the sun –
now that can be a problem. Skinny leaves don’t
lose as much water as wide leaves do.
My leaves are wider, but it’s damp down here
near the ground so drying out isn’t a problem.
My leaves have smooth edges but your leaves
are kind of scary-looking – like jagged teeth!
Those just help the water drip off so I won’t rot.
My leaves need water to make food – they get it
through their veins. I can see you have veins too.
I wonder if they’re the same. Here, I’ll get my
magnifying lens and take a look. (holds up lens
with grass leaf) Wow! Your veins run right next
to each other like train tracks.
Yeah. They’re called parallel veins, but they
could be called “train veins!” Let me see yours.
(Hold up lens with dandelion leaf) Yours are
different, like branches on a tree, or a feather!
Yeah – that’s why my veins are called pinnate –
it means, “feather-like.” Hey, I have an idea.
Let’s see what other kinds of leaves we can find.
Only I’m too low. I can’t see anything.
Here’s that breeze blowing me over again. Can
you see now? (grass exits, mullein enters)
Oh yes, now I can see. Why, hello, I haven’t
met you before. You’re a tall flower, but you
don’t have any leaves!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
My sister Reva had her baby boy this morning at 500 am. Joey and Reva are going to call their little boy Kaden J. Powell. It is fun to be a aunt.
I am doing well in school. It is keeping me busy. I got to go scuba diving two weeks ago. It was fun and scary. I am trying to track down some pictures I will post them when I get them if I can find some. Work is going well. I have been helping Virginia in harvesting her fruit trees. It has been a lot of fun. Well have a good day.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Here are some pictures from the activities of my past week. The first picture is a squirrel that I saw at work. I hear and see quite a few squirrels at work. It is fun. The second picture is from family home evening. The two people in the picture are Shanna Lebau and Chris Mele. We played flour bomb capture the flag. We used nylons with flour in them to get people out instead of tagging people. It was a lot of fun. We sure got floury. The last picture is the lake Mack Warner. My dad and I went fishing on the 5 of July. We had a blast. We caught one fish. As I caught my fish we had to start rowing once I got it in. It was a windy day so we had the battery powered motor on full blast. We had to row because of this. We ended up having to go along side the lake to get to the boat dock. I pulled the boat from the edge and my dad was in the boat directing it. It was crazy. We rowed a little too. It was a great adventure with my dad. Have a great week.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
So life has been very interesting lately. My job has had its ups and downs. I am learning from the downs of my job though. I am learning that we all have different ways that we want things done. I am learning also to learn from those who have had more experience in things like gardening than I have had in my life. It definitely takes time and patience.
I am working on how to communicate better or ways that I can. It is a neat and difficult experience. I am also wanting to understand why people are the way that they are.
I went home this last week and it was a lot of fun. I had a lot of fun hanging out with my nieces and nephews, sisters, brother in laws, and my parents. It is definitely noisy when I am around when all of those that live in Vernal of my family are in the same house. It is something that I am getting used too.
I have been having fun taking pictures of nature. I just love observing and finding things to take pictures of. I was at Wal-mart the other day and I saw what looked like a humming bird, but I wasn't sure if it was a humming bird or if it was a moth. It was really awesome!!!
Well until next time.
Friday, May 9, 2008
As some people have read I have a boyfriend named Nathan Johns. He is a history major, he likes to dance, cook, and many other things. One thing that he likes to cook is Indian food. He made some really good sweet and sour carrots last week. He constantly loves to tease me and I do my best to tease him back. I have to realize he is teasing a lot. I am getting used to it. We have lots of fun together. We are often laughing a lot.
School went pretty good this last semester. I have to figure out more with how to best be able to teach about plants and animals. I really enjoy nature and it would such a joy to be able to teach others. I am so excited for next school year because one of my classes that I am taking is symphonic band. I so enjoy playing in a group and combining sound to make beautiful music. Well hope everyone is well. Have a wonderful day.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
I may not know exactly what the future will hold for me right now, but the lord will guide me as I go to him. Have a good week.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Words of Wisdom
The effect of our words and acts is tremendous in this world. Every moment of life you are changing to a degree the lives of the whole world. … So, it’s not the surroundings, it isn’t the positions; the thing that will influence [others] in this world, are personalities. No matter what you are people will feel and recognize this. You radiate, you can’t hide it. You may pretend something else, but that will not affect people.
David O. Mckay
Chapter 24: “Let Your Light So Shine”, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, 225