Stunts and Riddles
Money number: Write down the number of pennies in a dollar. Multiply this
by the number of thirds in a circle. Divide by the number of inches in a foot of
string. Subtract the number of nickels in a quarter. (Answer: 20)
Toes and Feet: Write down the number of toes on both feet. Multiply this
by the number of pints in a quart. Add the number of months in a half a year.
Subtract the number of thumbs on two hands. Divide by the number of oranges in a
dozen. (Answer: 2)
A farmer had 17 sheep. All but nine died. How many did he have left?
If you take two apples from three apples, how many do you have? (two)
Greater St. Louis Area Council
Take an active part in school activities or service:
Here is an activity that would fulfill a requirement for this badge, but
would also be an excellent environmental project for the entire school.
Speak with your teacher about organizing your class to sponsor a
paper-recycling project for the entire school.
Meet with your principal and discuss ways to recycle the papers used in the
- Research the types of paper that will be accepted at the local recycling
center and make a list to present to administration at your school.
- Contact area stores for boxes to be used in each room in the school by the
various classes. (You will need at least one per class.)
- With your teacher's permission have your class decorate these boxes,
attach to the box a list of all types of paper accepted and distribute boxes
throughout the school. (These boxes are to be used for the recyclable paper.)
- Your class collects these papers on a weekly basis.
- On a rotation basis, devise a list of parents' will to help take the
collected papers to the recycling center.
Get permission from the administration to take a survey of the students and
also their parents in your school. Use the questions provided below.
- What do you think are the best things about our school?
- What are its main problems
Following the survey, compile your results and meet with your principal along
with a representative from each grade level (student council representative
possibly). Working as a team, see if you can resolve some issue that is common
among the students and the parents. (You may want some representatives from the
school board or home and school involved as well.)
With permission, check with the lower grade level to see if you or a group
from your class could begin helping younger students in various subject
Possibly working with the grade's teacher, helping out with an art project
once a month. This would involve you doing the more involved cutting, etc., but
not doing the project completely. (This works well in Kindergarten and First
Grade levels especially.)
Help to organize a career day. Have each student dress in the appropriate
manner for his/her vocation. Invite speakers in the various fields to come speak
to the students.
The students would rotate as a class with their teacher. The speakers would
be in the various classrooms. Depending upon what the occupation was and the age
of the class, this would designate which grade would come to listen to
Have them speak for about 25 minutes at the most (allowing for questions).
Have a five-minute break in between sessions to allow for changing of
This can be done easily in a morning. But it does take planning. Working with
a teacher on this would be best.
Do some research on one of the following individuals and their impact on
education in the United States.
Share your findings with your unit.
Ella Flag Young
William T. Harris
Special Education Teacher
Find out what the educational differences are for teachers in various types
of classroom situations.
Does a teacher who teaches blind students need a different education from a
teacher who teaches a sighted students.
What different methods of teaching would they use. How do the "tools"
(materials) these teachers use with their students differ.