Monday, December 7, 2009

Gumdrop Bridge (341/365)

2009 12 07 IMG_2623
Gingerbread Man: NO! Not the buttons! Not my gumdrop buttons!

Shrek (Conrad Vernon-actor, William Steig-book, Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson-directors, 2001)

TIME:   4:13 PM
PLACE:  School stage
SUBJECT:  Gumdrop Truss Bridge

MonkeyBoy is working on his Webelos Engineer Activity Badge.  Today at the den meeting, we discussed different kinds of bridges and their differences.  Then we constructed a model of a truss bridge using toothpicks and gumdrops.  We started with a single truss and then added a second level.  The den mother (me) had a blonde moment and forgot to bring a cupful of pennies to test the strength of the bridge, but the boys enjoyed the activity anyway.  I’ve been MB’s den mother since the beginning when he was a Tiger scout.  I’ve enjoyed doing it, but I must admit, I am looking forward to him moving onto Boy Scouts and my volunteering being finished at the end of this school year.  Does that make me a bad mom?

1 comment:

Rose DesRochers said...

Yummy gumdrops.

It doesn't make you a bad mom. It makes you a tired mom.