To celebrate a fun and successful first semester of our Halford program this year, the Big and Little Sisters went ice skating at Winter Lodge. For many Little Sisters, this was their first time ice skating and the Big Sisters loved teaching them! After many laps around the rink, we enjoyed pizza and hot chocolate around the fire. In order to celebrate the holidays, the Big Sisters gave their Little Sisters a goody bag with one of their favorite books, candy, snap bracelets, and some holiday themed school supplies. Each Big and Little Sister pair also exchanged holiday cards with each other, sharing some of their favorite activities from first semester and looking forward to more time together second semester.
Our science activity of 12/3 was creating a candy model of DNA. We used different colored gummy bears and toothpicks to represent the base pairs and used redivided to represent the sugar phosphate backbone. The girls had a lot of fun learning about why DNA is important and how to visually represent a scientific concept. For the second half of the session, we talked about bullying and what it means to be a bystander, up-stander, etc. The girls made bullying scenario skits in response to prompts we gave them. After performing the skits, we all discussed the different ways to deal with bullying.