Sunday, November 30, 2008

Blankets, Buddies, and Brains!

My students have just finished a unit on kindness. I wanted us to share with others and I found an organization in New York (Blankets, Buddies, and Brains) that provides blankets and books for inner city children. I thought 40 sets sounded doable. It proved to be a bit too many for second grade hands to handle. I enlisted the help of some former students, now in high school, a dear friend, and my husband to make 30 sets. My second graders worked with parent volunteers to tie the remaining 10 blankets. Here is a blurry photo of the first batch to get mailed. They really did look nice! We should receive photos from the receiving class in December.

Catch Up Time

I have such good intentions, taking photos of my activities, then lack the time to get things posted. Here is an attempt to get caught up on my creative endeavors. Every year I make a quilt of some kind for our school's fundraising silent auction. This year American Doll Ruthie set the theme for "An American Doll's Christmas." I made the quilt and stocking to accompany the doll and her Christmas accessories.

What would a project be without help. My beautiful 14 year old cat Rusty is at my side and ready to lend a paw. He offered help sewing as well as checking out the final product. And all that help makes a kitty tired.