Friday, June 19th
Today we will be finishing the Curiosity, Intrigue & Magical Mysteries Belt Loop by doing Requirement 3.
Page 4 of your requirement checklist packet has an example of a secret code. Using the code, solve the mystery phrase. To use this code, find the letter on the GOLD line, and the letter on the white line below it is the letter you will place on the line for the mystery phrase.
Page 5 has an opportunity for you to Create Your Own Code. What will your code be? Will it be letters, or symbols? Or maybe emoji’s or even shapes? It is up to you! Once you have created your code, come up with a mystery phrase that someone will need to use your code to figure out. Share it with a family member or friend and see if they are able to find out your mystery phrase!
Thursday, June 18th
Today we will be working on Requirement 2- Spelling your name in American Sign Language (ASL) and Braille.
“ASL ѕtаndѕ fоr Amеriсаn Sign Lаnguаgе. The name suggests thаt there are additional forms of ѕign lаnguаgе in other parts of thе wоrld. This is truе, as most соuntries have their own versions—and many regions have specific diаlесtѕ, too. However, most varieties of sign language share a number of similarities with ASL, especially the Frеnсh Sign Language (also known as LSF, or la langue des signes française). Over the past 200 years, ASL has established itself thе Unitеd Stаtеѕ and most of Canada.” There is a lot more information about ASL at this website: https://asl-kids.com/sign-language-for-kids/
There is a sign for each letter in the alphabet- this is called fingerspelling. Please watch and follow along the video below to learn the ASL alphabet. Can you use it to spell your name? There is also a chart in your requirement checklist packet.
What is Braille?
“Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. Teachers, parents, and others who are not visually impaired ordinarily read braille with their eyes. Braille is not a language. Rather, it is a code by which many languages—such as English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and dozens of others—may be written and read. Braille is used by thousands of people all over the world in their native languages, and provides a means of literacy for all.” More information can be found at https://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/braille/what-braille
Here is a video that talks more about Braille. There is a chart of all Braille letters in your packet. Use a pencil or pen to fill in the circles that would be raised if your name was written in Braille.
Wednesday, June 17th
Today we will be working on Requirement 1- Learning a Magic Trick and Making an Invitation to your Magic Show. Below are 2 videos with fun magic tricks. Watch the videos and try to perform these tricks yourself.
You will need the following supplies: a dollar bill, 2 paperclips- any size will work, but bigger ones are easier to use, and a piece of rope or ribbon, about 18-24 inches long.
Like many skills we learn, magic tricks take practice. If it doesn’t work out perfectly the first time, try not to become discouraged. Just “do your best” and try again!