Wednesday, June 22, 2011

One Month Later

Today is the one month anniversary of the terrible EF-5 Joplin Tornado. One month before today, a EF-5 tornado hit the town of Joplin, MO. The town is now devastated. People lost everything including houses and even pets. Joplin is going to have a adopt a pet day.

Our Girl Scout troop did a Loose Change for Change project.  Everybody in the troop collected loose change and stored it in a jar. At the end of the year, the Juniors, ( the oldest group which I am in ) each picked an organization to give all of the change to. There was: Food for The Poor, Stratford Cat Project, and The American Red Cross. I picked the Red Cross because of all the tornadoes that have happened and that it is the peak of hurricane season. Everybody voted and the votes came in. The Red Cross WON!!!!!!!!!!!! Now all of the money will be given to the Red Cross to help everybody in need because of a natural disaster. I feel really proud to give money to an organization. It feels good to help people.

I know I asked this last week, but if any of you have been in a tornado, would you tell me what is was like? I have been in strong thunderstorms and very close to a tornado, but never in a tornado.

I also just finished a Tornado Lap Book. Next I am doing Lightning. They are very cool. You get the book online. Its called an E-book. You can either read the book online or print it off. I print it off and then get it bound. They are also fun. You can read the book quickly and then do the project!

Stay safe from bad weather and have a good week!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hurricane Season

June is the start of Hurricane Season. As you probably already know, Hurricane Earl came up the east coast. Me and my dad, ( and maybe my sister, I don't remember ) were out shopping in a food market. We went out side and he said that this a hurricane. He was joking... it was NOT a hurricane, it was just rain because we were on the back side of the system.

Over the years we have had some pretty significant hurricanes. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina. In 1969, Hurricane Camille. In 1989, Hurricane Hugo, and many more. During Hurricane Camille, people in an apartment were having a Hurricane party. I know this because I watched a show, Storm Stories on The Weather Channel.  I read a weather book and it mentioned this same Hurricane party!

I have never been in a hurricane. But I have seen devastating pictures. I have also read fiction and non-fiction books about hurricanes. One of them was Ninth Ward. ( Fiction ) It is a very well written book about a girl named Lanesha whose mother died giving birth to her. There was a women who took her because her family wouldn't. She grows up in New Orleans and then goes through Hurricane Katrina. I will not tell you what happens.

If any one of you have been in a hurricane, could you tell me what happened? I would really like that.

Be careful this hurricane season. Oh, and enjoy the heat. :)