Plant A Smile

Plant A Smile is a 4H club in West Newton. We concentrate on learning about plants, science, outdoor adventure, technology,
photography and SMILES! The club was founded on January 11, 2013. Currently our big project is mapping all the soldiers from the Civil War Memorial at the Newton Cemetery with the online Arc GIS software.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Hi Plant a Smile and others! Summer is here! Summer is a busy time; with everybody coming and going it is pretty hard to set up a meeting. Even though it may not seem like it, the Big E is right around the corner! The Big E had over 1 million visitors last year, and Lamps of Lava lured a lot of those people to come check out our awesome action table, along with everything 4h. We are lucky enough to get the chance to go back this year. I hope we are just as successful, and have just as much fun! :) 

Check your email for updates on really cool 4h opportunities, and for club updates! 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tree Tour With Rob

Toady we, Plant A Smile, went to the Newton Cemetery to help the cemetery's arborist, Rob, start marking 100 trees using our Arc GIS software and our GPS. In order to become a level 2 arboretum, the cemetery needs to mark at least 100 different tree specimens. So they turned to the fairest ones of all... Plant A Smile! 
Jen, Katharine, Sophia, Annika, Elena, and Daisy helped out Rob on Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 2:15. 
Keep calm and smile/plant on!

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Plant A Smile threw Michael and Mary Ann a surprise party to celebrate all of the hard work that everyone has been doing. It went really well and they were super surprised!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cemetery Treasure Hunt

Today we went to the cemetery to map all the solders. Even though it was very cold, we still had a lot of fun!

State Visual Presentations

We all had an amazing time at State Visual Presentations and we all did really well! Now we're just counting down the days until the Big E!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Working on Civil War Project

Today we made lollipops, practiced using Arc GIS, highlighted where the soldiers were buried in the cemetery on maps, and went on a fun walk! To get familiar with using the new software, we made our own map that showed where some of us lived, and we added pictures on the map too. You can view this map by clicking the link on to the right on the blog. Once you click on the link, their will be points marked that show where each of us live, you can click on the point to get more information and the picture.
Our walk was lots of fun!!

Highlighting the solders on the map

Working on the map (Sophie was here with us today too!)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

County Visual Presentations 2014

Today was county visual presentations!!! Everybody did extremely well, and we all got invited to States in two weeks!! States are on March 29 at the same place as counties. (John Glenn Middle School, 97 McMahon Rd, Bedford MA) Arrive between 9:15 to 9:45 to register, find your room and get settled. Class competitions start at 10:00 AM. (This is the information that I copied off the sheet that everybody got with their ribbon.) Thanks everybody for a fun, and tiring, day!