We did not have our usual large group meeting for the beginning of our spring session as it was testing time so only a few kids came. For the spring I have no planned projects for the kids to do so everyone is doing something they like – easter eggs, slippers, skirts, sweaters, bags… for the next few weeks. They will make whatever they would like to!
Remember that blanket I kept mentioning? Well the blanket has now become 4 pillow covers 🙂 Some of the kids decided they liked that idea better after seeing some photos and I agreed because it will give the opportunity for 4 families to have something made by our group instead of just the one family. As soon as they are finished (I am putting them together) I will give you more details on how you can own one.
Lastly, thanks to those who donated yarn! We desperately needed it!
A million thanks for joining us on Wednesday. We were all very excited to show you what we have learned these last few months and each of you took it in stride! I heard comments like “I am not craftsy but I am trying.” “Thank you for the finger gymnastics and the mental exercise” “I am going to have panic attacks trying to do this (mimicking crochet moves)” “This is so much fun” “She’s a tough teacher!”
Some parents were in shock and pleading “no no no” as their child pulled out the work they did because the stitching was wrong or it was twisted. It was funny to see as I remember doing the same thing to a few of the kids and them having the exact same response. YET, we all had so much fun! I am extremely proud of the kids who were very professional about teaching each of you.
They were a few parents close to finishing; maybe if we had another 20-30 minutes they would’ve. Others were taking the slow and steady approach. If you have time, over the next few weeks, please try to finish your project with your child. And send me pics!!
Also, if you weren’t able to make it, please ask your son/daughter to teach you one of the items of we made, or something they like. So among all the other wonderful things you do with your kids, you can add this on to the list. It’s a great pass time and truth be told, your kids really, really do it enjoy it but let’s be honest you know you did as well!!
Now for the proof…
This week we didn’t crochet (strange I know) BUT instead we spent time preparing for your visit next week. We went over the different groups that will be available and then in pairs, we taught one another how to make something to make sure our instructions/directions would be clear.
They are super excited about your visit and if you haven’t sent back the project selection slip letting me know which group you want to be in, please send it on Monday. I want to make sure we have enough yarn.
There are going to be 6 groups (coaster, small wallet/purse, headband, cowl, fingerless gloves, boot cuffs). Each parent will choose one thing they would like to make and will be taught by a 3rd grader (may not be your own child depending on what you choose and what he/she is teaching). These projects are designed to be completed in our crochet time and/or the top choices from the kids.
We can’t wait to show you what we have been doing!
See you next week at 1:45 p.m. 🙂
As the kids continue working on their various projects, they wanted to be able to share with you what they have been doing. I know that you see them at times crocheting at home and you most definitely see their finished projects but they wanted to invite you to one of our classes. So clear you calendars because the parents/guardians of the 3rd Grade crocheters are invited to join us Wednesday, March 14th at 1:30 p.m. More info will be coming home next week with your son/daughter.
Our blanket squares are almost finish so stayed tuned for more info. Four kids are now making sweaters and they have decided to attempt to finish it or mostly finish it over our break. They are all different designs and all different styles.
Until then, here are some finished projects…
Two of our kids, Olivia and Pola, are working on sweaters!! They are working on two different patterns to crochet two different types of sweaters so stay tuned!
Until then, here are some more finished projects…
We found a new meeting spot – cafeteria! It’s roomier and better suited to work in groups. Olivia has joined the team with helping me and Daniela teach the rest of the class the granny squares. So now we have three small groups going! By the way, she has one more glove to finish for Sarah Jane.
The granny squares are coming along very nicely. Daniela has volunteered to help others make the squares so we will continue to work in small groups and hopefully finish sooner than expected. Leyla and Eve’s projects were crocheted as gifts and Olivia is in the process of making a gift for her teacher. (Check out Sarah Jane’s hands a morning next week!)
We are well into our group project and the kids are very excited. I am working with small groups, giving the rest of the class time to work on their own projects and as a result, we have a few new faces with finished projects. I have also been employing the skills of some of the students to answer questions about the technical problems that may arise – like how to do a certain pattern or join yarn.
I have taken somewhat of a back seat as they volunteer to show a classmate how to make gloves or learning a new stitch. I am also learning from them and it is making me a better teacher in how to explain stitches to them (and future crocheters).
Now without further ado…..
Even though it’s been super chilly outside, the crocheters are warming up with their projects. A small group has started making their blanket squares while others continue to work on individual projects. All first projects should be completed January 31 by the end of class (2:30 p.m.). Keep encouraging your son/daughter to work on his/her first project.
Reminder: Every Wednesday each child is responsible for bringing his/her yarn and hook to be able to crochet.