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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Building a Peaceful Community, One Stitch at a Time


Room 10 students celebrated their peaceful community by sewing a Peace Pillow to take home and share with their family.   Over the year, we have worked with students to build a classroom community where students care for themselves and each other in a peaceful way.  When this project was introduced as a possibility for celebrating our hard work growing together, it was best summed up by one student who responded "That's so awesome!"



Call us crazy, but with the help of volunteers, we set up sewing machines and got to work.  Students learned about how sewing machines work, taking turns, practicing patience and feeling pride in a finished project. 

Feedback from families when the pillows came home was wonderful.

It was an incredible finish to a fantastic year.

Thank you for making this project, and so many more,  possible for the students.

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