Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Pictures from Denver City Library

I wrote the post about this event yesterday, but hadn't gotten the pictures yet. Here is some of the fun from the Denver City Library Water Olympics. Sorry for the delay on these! Pictures courtesy of the Yoakum County Library in Denver City. Thank you Maria!

Walk side ways! 

This guy was really good at not spilling water out of the mini shovel!

Throw the water balloons!

The final water balloon.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Water Olympics at the Plains & Denver City libraries

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting the summer reading program for the Plains and Denver City libraries. Both groups of kids were great to work with, and I am always amused by what kids come up with in conversations. One girl asked if I was 30 and if I was I could date her dad. hahaha. I laughed really hard about that one.

Anyway, the theme for the program was Water Olympics because the actual Olympics was right around the corner, and who doesn't like to pretend to be part of the Olympics? The events were far less intense, but the kids really enjoyed running around outside. The events included: shooting a basketball through a hoop into a water bucket, walking sideways and backwards while carrying water in a mini shovel and throwing water balloons through the Olympic rings. While we all had a lot of fun with the events, we also talked about how important water conservation is for the future. The winning team was rewarded with candy, which seems to be the best incentive I can find.

Here are some of the pictures from the Water Olympics in Plains. I think you will be able to see how much fun we all had. I look forward to many more experiences like this one! :)

Don't spill the water!

Normal pose.

Silly pose!

I knew someone would want to do this! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What percentage of water do we have in our organs?

As I was looking up lesson plan ideas for the upcoming school year, I came across this really neat fact sheet about how much water is in our organs. I know this topic can be kind of "out there," especially since I usually don't post stuff like this, but it was just too interesting to pass up. Sixty percent of adult body weight is water. Wow. I knew the number was pretty high, but I started wondering where all of that water was located. Below is a small diagram explaining what percentage of water each vital organ is. I hope you find this as interesting as I did!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

2012-2013 Sandy Land UWCD Calendar Winners

We had a great turn out from the Sandy Land district too. Every student showed creativity and shared great tips about water conservation! Thank you to all of the winners and to all of the great participants. Enjoy this video that illustrates each drawing.


2012-2013 South Plains Calendar Winners

Firstly, we had a great group of pictures this year from the whole district. Secondly, this video is a tribute to the great winners we had. The calendar contest is designed for fourth and fifth graders who are given a presentation and then asked to interpret what water conservation means to them. These kids get really creative! Once again congrats to all of the winners, and thank you to all of those who participated! Enjoy the video!