Critters, Kids and Kindness in Nebraska
CritterKin’s “Quilting for Kindness” project is creating a wonderful buzz amongst educators, parents, quilters, museum curators and those intrigued by the confluence of education and technology. The three-week project was part of the third grade summer reading program at Bellevue Elementary School in Nebraska where 43 third graders not only read, discussed and blogged about Lead With Your Heart, the CritterKin book about overcoming prejudice and fear with kindness, but embarked on an incredible creative journey as well. The goal of the project was to give students the opportunity to experience and express kindness while also strengthening their core literacy skills.
Get details, read stories by those who participated, and see terrific photos of the final event by visiting the links below:
Monica Evon, third grade teacher, Bellevue Elementary School, NE
Read Monica’s wonderful account of the adventure:
Brittany Braasch, third grade teacher, Bellevue Elementary School, NE
Read Brittany’s inspiring story of the project
Watch the video of the final live event in which the kids put on a one-act play for a global audience
Two of the CritterKin Kindness Quilts are now on display at the Sarpy County Museum in Bellevue, Nebraska where they will be part of a special exhibition of more than 100 quilts through August. To learn more about the museum, visit the Web site and Facebook page.