Our 3rd grade students are shining examples of community stewards. This spring the class has been working with a local chapter of Project Linus to create handmade blankets for critically ill children.
After Lead Teacher Annetta Saggese's daughter was diagnosed with a seizure disorder in infancy,
her family connected with Project Linus to receive blankets during their hospital stay. Annetta introduced her students to the organization this year and they were invested from the get-go!
The class has worked together to research Project Linus' mission and learn about the different ways they can help other children in need. Now they're in the process of choosing fabrics for their blankets which they'll work together in small groups to knit and knot.
We are so grateful for teachers like Annetta who share their passions and generosity in the classroom and who lead students in important (and sometimes difficult) conversations surrounding community, empathy, kindness, and dis/ability. When asked to describe what one word our 3rd graders felt being part of this project, they replied with "excited," "important," "grateful,""belonging" and "fortunate." We couldn't agree more.