We are nine weeks into our crocheting and the finished projects are rolling in. Keep encouraging your son/daughter to keep up the great work! It’s exciting for me to see how quickly they are learning.
Also, if you are in need of yarn for your son/daughter – Michaels is having a sale 🙂 (Of course!).
See below for more pictures. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
Please check out some of our finished items. Stay tuned for more photos.
I am excited about what is going on in crochet club! We have 3 finished scarves, 3 almost finished scarves, 1 hat and 1 almost finished hat…and… someone’s starting mittens!! I promise to post pictures next week. I want to wait until the other “almost finished” crocheters are finished.
The other exciting thing is that I formed a buddy system. Well it was more of a request/suggestion from the students. So those who finished or almost finished a hat or scarf were paired with another student who was having a little trouble understanding, or needed a confidence booster. Not everyone requested a buddy, or wanted to be a buddy helper but that’s ok. Those who wanted to participate were paired up. A couple of students have a goal to finish by Thanksgiving so definitely look forward to more completed work then.
Lastly, each class was assigned a specific recess crochet time, and they can bring their buddy. Tuesdays, 322; Thursdays, 324 and Fridays, 326.
More exciting things to come!
This week, I thought I would switch it up a little to give them a break since some of the kids are struggling with their scarves,. Those who felt the scarf was taking too long and/or they were having a really hard time with it I gave them the option to switch to making a hat. While the hat is done quicker, it still is a bit hard as I do like to introduce a new stitch (double crochet) to make it. About 7 kids chose this option.
The others will finish their scarves and then join the hat making group. While they do not have to make both a hat and scarf combo, I do like them to finish making one thing (either hat or scarf) before wanting to move on.
Please feel free to reach out if you think your son/daughter may need extra help.
This week we did not officially meet due to meetings. However, a small group continues to come during their recess. The students and the numbers change from day to day but I can confidently say that they are getting so much better with understanding their stitches! A few kids are close to finishing (maybe the next week or 2) and then we will move on to our hats!!
Stay tuned for pictures of completes scarves!
The highlight of this week is that one of the former crochet 3rd grader came to help us! She will join us every Wednesday for 30 minutes. I have to point out that there are a few students who still are having a hard time getting started so I am hoping that maybe with someone else explaining they will understand better. Also, I must say that even with the frustration level, these kids are not giving up so I am very proud of them (and told them so!)
A small group continues to come during their recess time and that has been very helpful for them to have the one on one instruction time.
Lastly, a couple of parents asked about buying yarn, please see below for amazon wish list. You can use this as a guide to buy yarn for your son/daughter (or for us 🙂 )