Friday, February 11, 2011

What a week!

This week was exhausting.  It didn't help that it was the first full week of school we have had in a few weeks. Needless to say, I am very happy it is Friday.

As I was leaving school today, I took a picture of the Virginia quilt my class made for the district Social Studies fair. Each first grade teacher made one and we have them hanging up in our first grade hall. They look great and really seem to have helped the students recognize the shape of their state and understand that our city is in our state. Plus, it was great to do a project with the class and watch their reaction when it was all put together.

We used scrapbook paper and a stencil to make the Virginia cut out.
 Then we wrote the title, "Virginia." We added a compass rose and a map legend before gluing all the quilt squares together on fadeless.

 It was great to take the time to do this project and watch the students work together! 

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