The Cloverbud Gazette Newsletter 3rd Grade Edition- December 2020

St. Martin Parish Cooperative Extension
114 Courthouse Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-332-2181
Fax: 337-332-2870
Website: www.louisiana4h.org/stmartin
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Social Media: Search “St. Martin Parish 4-H” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest


A Message from Cloverbuddy cloverbuddypng

Dear Cloverbud Member,

Hopefully you received your Cloverbud Guide last month. Remember to work on these activities while you are out of school for the holiday break. There are many fun things to learn about 4-H in your Cloverbud Guide! In January, your 4-H agents will hand out your portfolios. Be on the lookout!

Sincerely,

Cloverbuddy


Clover Events Calendar

December

2 Livestock Exhibitor and Parent Meeting / Livestock Entry Forms and Fees due

4 Possession date for swine; Validation deadline for market hogs and com. Gilts

10 Food for Families Food Drive

15 Virtual Holiday Contest Entries

22 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop

January

16 St. Martin Parish Livestock Show and Sale

25-39 Acadiana District Livestock Show

NOTE: The 4-H Office will be closed from Thursday, December 24, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021.


Food for Families Food Drive

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Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 10, 2020 .All 4-H clubs are, once again, invited to collect nonperishable food items and/or monetary donations for this very worthwhile event. Clubs can organize the collection of items and arrange to have them delivered to the drop off locations on that day.

Some examples of items include: applesauce, canned beans, canned chicken or fish, canned vegetables, cooking oils, crackers, dried herbs and spices, fruit (canned or dried), granola bars, instant mashed potatoes, meals in a box, nuts, pasta, peanut butter, rice, powdered and shelf stable milk, soup, chili, and whole grain cereal.


4-H Holiday Contests

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Your school club leader may be having a contest at school. Check with them for a due date. If not, take a picture of yourself (the 4-H member) and your entry then email it to stmartin4h@yahoo.com by December 15th.

Cookie Contest Rules:

1.Cookies must be made by Cloverbud member. Cookie mixes may be used, but store bought cookies may not.

2.Cookies must have a Holiday look to them, so use cookie cutters, red & green sprinkles, colored icing, etc.

3.The Cloverbud member must do most of the work when decorating the cookies. This contest is for 4-H’ers, not for parents, although adult supervision

(especially around the oven) may be helpful.

4.Only cookies are allowed in this category; no brownies or cookie bars, rice crispy treats, fudge, or any other candy.

5.Each Cloverbud member is allowed to enter only one exhibit in the cookie contest. The exhibit should include 3 cookies.

6.Cookie exhibits will not be returned, so please use disposable plates for exhibiting your dish.

7.Please label the bottom of the dish with the child’s name and grade.

8.Cloverbud Members will only receive a participation certificate for taking part in this contest.

Ornament Contest Rules:

1.Ornament must be handmade by the Clover-bud member. Parents can assist, but 4-H member must construct the majority of the ornament.

2.Ornaments must be able to be hung on a tree.(Large wreaths and/or wall hangings should not be entered)

3.Label the ornament with the 4-H’ers full name and grade.

4.Cloverbud Members will only receive a participation certificate for taking part in this contest. The ornament will not be judged.

Decorated Holiday Treat Contest Rules:

1.The Cloverbud must do most of the work when making the treats. This contest is for 4-Hers, not for parents, although adult supervision

(especially around the oven) may be helpful.

2.Treats must have a Holiday look to them.

3.Use your creativity. Create a Holiday treat with edible items such as candy, rice crispy treats, pre-made sandwich cookies, brownies, fudge, cake balls, etc.

4.Each Cloverbud member is allowed to enter only one exhibit in the decorated treats contest. The exhibit should contain 3 treats. Exhibits will not be returned, so please use disposable plates for exhibiting your treats.

5.Please label the bottom of the dish with the child’s name and grade.

6.Cloverbud Members will only receive a participation certificate for taking part in this contest. The treats will not be judged.

Have Fun, Use Your Creativity, and Show Off Your Skills!


Learning About the Body

Use the words below to fill in the blanks:

Fruits Healthy Heart Human Body Muscles Organs Skin Vegetables

  • The _______ ________ is a system made up of different _________.
  • Examples of organs are __________, _______, and _______. These organs work together to make the body work.
  • It is important to know how the body works and to keep it __________.
  • Eating __________ and __________ every day is a good way to be healthy.

Did you know?

  • The small intestine is 25 feet long.
  • The body is 70% water.
  • The heart beats 100,000 times a day.
  • The small intestine is 25 feet long.
  • The body is 70% water.
  • The heart beats 100,000 times a day.

Character Connection- Respect

Take care of your body. Treat your body with respect by:

  • Eating good foods
  • Staying away from drugs and alcohol
  • Wearing safety gear during sports
  • Exercising every day
  • Grooming and washing yourself

Recipe of the Month- Apple Smiles

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Ingredients: Apple slices, marshmallows, peanut butter

Directions: To assemble, spread peanut butter on two apple slices. Place marshmallows between the two slices.

Peanut butter has protein, which is good for muscles in the body. Apples are a fruit that has vitamins and fiber you need.

Science Adventure- Bend a Bone

Materials: a jar large enough to hold a chicken bone, a chicken bone (leg or drumstick), vinegar

Directions: Clean the bone with running water. Notice how hard the bone is. Like our bones, chicken bones have a mineral called calcium. Then put the bone in the jar and pour vinegar to cover the bone. After three days, what happened to the bone?


Clovers to These 4-Hers

The following 4-H members attended 4-H Fun Day:

BBE: Arielle Jones, Khloe Loupe

CAT: Cohlen Albert

Teche: Khloe Mire, Elena Cannino

SBS: Ava Gauthier

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Congratulations November Trivia Contest Winners

Last month’s trivia question was “Every known dog has a pink tongue except one. Which breed of dog has a black tongue??”The correct answer was the Chow.

Congratulations to the following prize winners:

BBE: Arielle Jones, Christopher Suire
Teche:Khloe Mire, Alyssa Patin, Nicholas Taylor, Kynlei Pommier
St. Bernard: Beau Zeringue, Camille Joseph, Cecile Huval, Hudson Chapman, Andrew Marks, Vivienne Huval


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Each month, we will have a trivia contest in The 4-H Bayou Gazette newsletter.

If you are one of the first 5 members of your club to email the correct answer to us, along with your full name, school you attend and your grade level, you will receive a prize at your next club meeting. Remember, your answer must be correct!

December 4-H Trivia Question:

What mineral is found in our bones (and chicken bones) that makes them strong?

Email us the answer along with your full name, the school you attend, and your grade level by 12/21/2020 to: stmartin4h@yahoo.com


How to Make Healthy Holiday Choices

It is easy to overdo it on unhealthy foods during holiday dinners with family. Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs so start with small serving sizes instead of piling your plate high with food. Fill your plate with a protein, a grain, fruit, vegetable and dairy before unhealthy foods. Try makings half your plate fruits and vegetables

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livestockpng Livestock News


Below are many important dates for livestock exhibitors and their families. Good luck with your projects! If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Mrs. Hannah Devall at 337-332-2181 or hdevall@agcenter.lsu.edu

Livestock participants should have received important information in the mail with entry information as well as upcoming workshops and clinics.

Livestock Show Dates:

St. Martin Parish Livestock Show:January 15-16, 2021 (BBHS Barn)

Acadiana District Livestock Show:January 26-30, 2021 (Lafayette)

St. Martin Parish Poultry & Rabbit Shows:February 6, 2021 (BBHS Barn)

LSU State Livestock Show:February 13-20, 2021 (Gonzales)

LSU State Rabbit Show:March 6, 2021 (Alexandria)

Acadiana District Horse Show:July 1-3, 2021 (New Iberia)

LSU State Horse Show:July 2020 (Gonzales)

Other Important Dates:

December 17, 2020Poultry Workshop (Virtual, 5:30-7:00pm)

December 22, 2020 Livestock Premier Exhibitor Workshop (1:30-4:00pm)

January 13, 2021 Parish Premier Exhibitor Testing / Barn Yard Bash


Shooting Sports

Shooting sports mandatory safety meetings were conducted in November and practices are now underway. Project books were disbursed during the safety meetings. Members should be working in their project books to learn more about their project areas while practices are underway.


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The Louisiana 4-H Youth Development Program is proud to partner with the National 4-H Council in bringing The Camp Grant Walker 4-H Youth Academy’s “Camp-in-a-Box” program nationwide!

Camp-in-a-Box provides youth with a custom packaged box set of themed supplies, lessons, and activities. Each box will also include a Camp Grant Walker 4-H Youth Academy Art Apron! The first box option, available on November 30, 2020, will introduce kids to beginner arts & crafts concepts and mediums. Future box options, including Environmental Science - Forestry, and STEM – Mini Drone Operations, will be available early next year! The STEM and Environmental Science boxes will include materials based on current Louisiana education science standards.

Online ordering will begin on November 30 at the National 4-H Shop website, located at: shop4-h.org A specific page link to the box is coming soon. Boxes will be mailed directly to youth, and all lessons and activities can be completed in a self-directed format. For any questions at all, please contact Camp Grant Walker 4-H Program Coordinator, Adam O’Malley, at: aomalley@agcenter.lsu.edu


Questions?

Contact the St. Martin Parish Extension Office
St. Martin Parish Cooperative Extension
114 Courthouse Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
337-332-2181
Fax: 337-332-2870
Website: www.louisiana4h.org/stmartin
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Social Media: Search “St. Martin Parish 4-H” on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest

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