Wednesday, May 4, 2011

My two loves merge...

Some of you may know that I am a teacher.  I have taught 2nd-5th grade.  This year I have been teaching 2nd grade, and I love it!  They are like little sponges that soak up learning. So,  I decided to teach my students how to make felt.

They decided that they wanted to make a felt bloom for their moms for Mother's Day.  So I made some mixed batts in pinks and yellows, gathered enough bubble wrap, tulle, and string, and lugged it into school.

I decided to work with small groups, I think it would have been chaos doing it with my entire class all at once...lol

They did a fabulous job and I was impressed with the nice fulled pieces they ended up with.....they loved all of the rolling.  As they worked, they would laugh at the bubbles that came out of the ends of their "felt burritos".  When they rolled they chatted with each other and it was nice as a teacher to be able to step back a bit from the academics and see my kiddos as learners in a different light! 

The pictures are pretty bad, all I had was my phone...Still, what a fun time we had!  Now I get to sew them to pin backs and we get to wrap them on Friday......I hope all the mommies are happy with their truly handmade gifts from their kiddos!