Monday, October 26, 2015

International Day of the Girl 2015

International Day of the Girl (IDoG)


Discovering You: Discover What's Important to You (DY1)
Discovering You: Discover Your Creativity (DY2)
Discovering You: Stay Fit and Healthy (DY3)
You and Others: Learn How to Plan (YaO3)

I didn't plan this meeting, so I don't have all of the templates for it. 

We don't have our Patrols yet, so we didn't have Patrol time. 

Show and Tell (IDoG#5)
The week before, we told the girls to bring a favourite toy to this meeting. We went around the circle and each girl got to share what she brought and  why she liked it. 90% of the toys were stuffed animals, but we also had some other things. (DY1#6)

Designing a toy for boys and girls to play with
Then we had a great discussion about toys that girls play with, toys that boys play with, and if there is any difference. We decided that boys like stuffed animals too and there's nothing that girls or boys play with that can't be played with by anyone. We talked about my pet peeve: that McDonald's classifies Happy Meal toys as "girl toys" and "boy toys" and that girls can like Hot Wheels and boys can like Littlest Pet Shop and they shouldn't have to declare their gender in order to get a toy! 

Next we gave them large pieces of papers to draw a design for a toy that boys and girls would both like to play with. They did some great brainstorming and working together in their groups. (DY2#2)

Guider Lori's roadtrip to cake decorating success
Building a Roadmap to Success (IDoG#2)
Guider Lori created a large Roadmap to Success to show the steps she took to become a person who decorates cakes (and she makes beautiful cakes--Femmes Fondants). 

Then we gave the girls smaller versions and they needed to set a goal and decide the steps they will need to take to complete the goal. They have lots of great goals, including becoming artists and basketball players, to name a few. 

Then we gathered together again and everyone shared what their goal was and one of the steps along way. (YaO3#3)

My Name Is Me (IDoG#6)
Our final activity was to create Wordles from our names. You take your name and then choose adjectives for each letter of our name that describe us. The girls really enjoyed this activity. We had printed off lists of adjectives for every letter to help us think up some adjectives. (DY1#6, DY3#5)

And finally, for International Day of the Girl, we colour swapped our uniforms with the colours of St Vincent and Grenadines, our twinning partner. Everyone wore green, blue, and yellow celebrate the colour swap.





1 comment:

  1. Glad to read reviews of this celebration. We hosted a social event on International Girls day. It was organized at a local meeting space San Francisco. A huge crowd attended the event and made it super successful.

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