Logan's preschool has a program called "Community Elder." Basically, someone from the community comes in and teaches or talks to the class about something. There have been lots of music, paper making from recycled egg cartons and paper tubes, as well as potion making (for Halloween.)
Yesterday was "part 1" of my community elder project. My job is to teach the kids how a quilt is made. The idea is to have each kid sew a block and then I quilt it for the school.
These are some of the fabrics I chose to use. Silly me, I didn't take a picture of all of the fabric before I set the kids on them! The reds were the first to go.
My example block. In my haste (I decided to do an example block right before I was to leave to teach the class) I used my sewing machine to go around my hand - the kids are all hand stitching theirs on.
Each child wrote his name on his block; I think I'm going to embroider the names. One little girl was so excited about this project - I'm sure if I showed her how, she could probably embroider her own name.
They are all doing such a great job on their blocks! In fact, Logan's teachers told me that instead of resting at rest time, all the kids were sitting around stitching away!