Friday, March 23, 2012

Can't believe it's already the last part of March.  I have been so busy with work, school and family activities I forget about this New Thing I am supposed to be trying . . blogging. . .so to catch you up here it goes.  At work we have been doing lots of nutrition & cooking programs with the youth. This year we are going into the Preschool classes and doing a program that's called LEAP.  I read them a story, do an activity and then let them taste something that they usually don't get to try or maybe have never tried.  They have gotten to try bean dip, salsa and spinach.  You would be surprised that they actually do try it (oh did i mention if they try it they get a surprise).  In the 3rd grade classes we use curriculum called Professor Popcorn.  We start out teaching about MyPlate, and then we break it down into categories and teach a little but more in depth about each one.  After each lesson they also get to have a snack.  I have also been teaching basic cooking class with the 4-H Agent.  In this we teach them how to properly measure, read a recipe and most importantly how to clean up after they cook.  As with this they get to eat what they cook.  They have made mini pizzas and cookies.
School has become awful busy.  I just finished my basic computer class and this week I am beginning my Office 2010 Computer Class.  I know I will learn a lot.  In my classes I do a whole semester in only five weeks.  I'm already wishing with this computer class we could slow down because I just don't think i'm going to be able to comprehend as much as I want to.  I want to know how to do every little bit, if that's even possible.
In my spare time I have gotten to do some Geocaching.  We have been to some very interesting places in our local area.  If you don't know what Geocaching is, it is a high tech treasure hunt. If you would like to know more you can always check it out on  My sister and i are planning on going to a Geocaching Event the Memorial Day Weekend, it's called Geostock X. I can't wait.  It's always fun to learn new techniques and since you are only known as a code name you can put a face to a name.

I attached a picture of a travel bug.  This is used in Geocaching.  You can see where all they travel to.

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