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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Quilts and Kindergartners

The Kindergartners at Ferndale Elementary School in Glen Burnie, Maryland, had a surprise treat for their math class today courtesy of my friend, Mary Sinnott. Mary is the reading/math resource teacher at that school and invited me to come into the classroom today to share my love of quilting, and how math, shapes and measuring all play a roll in making a quilt. In fact, a lot of math is used in making any quilt (think algebra!), and quilters/seamstresses  all have learned the lesson of measuring once, twice even three times before making a cut...or else! And guess what? Sure enough I have failed to measure three times on several occasions and made huge mistakes (it pays to measure!).

All the kids were great and they identified the various shapes on many quilts hung around the classroom as it was lit up with the colorful quilts (some of mine and the teachers' too!). So cheers to circles, ovals, rectangles, triangles and squares! And last but not least, the hexagon too!


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