First Graders Make Ties of Love

First graders and the blankets they made
First graders and the blankets they made
Text from Principal Katz's blog, The Principal's Journal:

This week at Union School students have been keeping warm by helping others and celebrating the power of persuasive writing. First graders and students from our specialized learning center, engaged in a community service project to make tied fleece blankets in Honor of World Down Syndrome Day.

This project was begun by a Union School parent, who with her first grade son, has been making the blankets at home and donating them to local hospitals for young patients. This first grade mom taught the children how to make the blankets, distributed written directions, and shared photographs and a beautiful story about a special blanket her son had received when he was hospitalized as an infant.  Working collaboratively, students created six blankets that will be donated to CCMS and Yale Medical Center. 

Many families also volunteered to make more blankets at home.  If you would like to make blankets and get involved with the project, please email Melissa Fortin at dillonblankets@yahoo.com.

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