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 project is making cooking videos.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jackson Homestead Meeting

Today we visited the Jackson Homestead. Sara Goldberg, the curator of manuscripts and photographs, helped us find information and resources for our Civil War Project. She also taught us what primary and secondary resources are. We used some VERY old books, documents and read some sad letters written by the soldiers. We learned a lot!!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winter Forum 2014

We went to Tewksbury today to participate in the Winter Forum. We went to lots of workshops, including:

  • Bread Baking
  • Woodworking
  • Scrapbooking
  • Magazine Making
  • Tile Art
  • Dog Biscuit Making
  • Clay
  • Food for Your Face
  • Cupcake Decorating
  • Creative Writing
  • Origami
  • Felting
  • Face Painting
  • Cheese Making
We all entered the raffle and most of us had some luck. Daisy won a music playing, heated, massager!!! Lunch included chili, hot dogs, grilled cheese and meatball subs. Overall we had an awesome day and we can't wait until next year!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Trip to the Cemetery

Plant A Smile took a trip to the Newton Cemetery last Sunday. We had a lot of fun reading maps and figuring out if/where the solders were buried at the cemetery. We also came up with a couple of questions to ask at the Jackson Homestead in two weeks. 

Copying down soldiers names from monument.

Marking longitude and latitude on Garmin

Finding our first buried solider-Lt Eben White