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TreeSprite's Journal

Posted on Monday, September 22 2003 at 11:27:52 AM by TreeSprite
Paperang... Cool!


11:27:52 AM
Well, I hope this activity goes over well with the Scouts. I'm praying that it's not too hard for them. I've made several of these planes already today so that I'll have example planes, and even I have made some doozers in the error department. What stinks is that you can't fly the plane after folding wrong in some cases. This bites, because even if you correct your mistake it puts a fold in and ruins the smoothness of the airfoil. What's good is that I now know the common errors with folding, and can help the boys avoid folding it wrong... I hope! *crosses fingers*

If you want to see and enjoy the Paperang you can download the instructions from the Paperang website. The instructions are a .pdf document though so you'll need to have the free Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.


Posted on Tuesday, September 23 2003 at 09:29:03 AM by TreeSprite
Yup, the Paperang was a hit!


09:29:03 AM
The Scouts meeting last night was sooo much fun! I'm really loving Scouting! It's so exciting!

Making Paperang paper aeroplanes with the Cub Scouts went rather well. The planes were a bit difficult, but I think that the adults had more problems than the boys! It was such fun to see the boys all giggling at Cub Master Lois, as well as themselves when they folded the aeroplanes incorrectly. I tell you I was about to giggle to death when our new Tiger Cub Anthony (tiger cubs are around six years) looked at Lois and said, "No, that's the wrong way, let me show you." =)

I was so happy to have been able to share the fun with the boys. I got to share in their fun and excitement while building the aeroplanes. Then I got to see all of them listening intently to learn some of the basics of aerodynamics, and then test out the aeroplanes to see what they could do. Some of them managed to get the planes to boomerang back to them, some got really long glides, and one of them managed to learn to do loop the loops with his!


Posted on Wednesday, September 24 2003 at 09:54:39 AM by TreeSprite
I've just realized that on most occasions I'm a very boring person!


09:54:39 AM
Ever have one of those days when you just really don't know what to write in your journal? No? Well I'm having one. There's just really nothing to write about today. Nothing exciting has happened today, and it's really not turning out to be remarkable in any way. I suppose I could bore everyone to death with writing about the morning's daily occurrences... You know what I mean, that regular boring stuff that everyone does in a day's time. But do you really want to hear stuff like:
1.) I was having a really strange dream, the alarm clock went off and I was awakened and didn't get to enjoy what should have been an interesting ending to it.
2.) I got up, and then got dressed.
3.) I ensured that the dog and the cat made it outside to take care of their business.
4.) Then I saw my husband off to work with a smile and a kiss and a wish that he return safely.
5.) Then I got the kids up and set them to getting ready for school and ensuring that they brushed their teeth, and got all of their school things in their bags.
6.) Then I got the normal "bus warning" phone call from my husband. (He gets to see the bus from his position in the Kiosk at work about five minutes prior to its arrival at our house.)
7.)Then I saw the children off to school, and set about figuring out what I was going to accomplish in my day.

Well, did you want to know all of that? See, it really is boring isn't it? I'm fairly sure that this sort of thing isn't what people are looking for in a daily web journal. Of course I could be wrong... ;)


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