Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Handicrafts in the Classroom
I truly love watching children sew, weave or crochet/knit in the classroom. We haven't gotten to crocheting or knitting yet, but there has been much weaving and sewing.
We began weaving in the afternoon program the second week of school. My older students immediately fell into the over and under rhythm of the work.
One of my student's completed his weaving project and immediately made a belt out of it. His posture conveys his sense of satisfaction with his work:
Pillows have been hand printed and sewn:
And needlework has been made into purses:
Amazingly, the cursive handwriting of each of these children has dramatically improved since the beginning of the year, as has their attention to detail and their ability to bring work to a conclusion.