(Click on the photo above to see more of us working on these awesome blankets!)
This year, our class decided to forego a traditional giit exchange in favor of something much more meaningful- a gift from our own hearts made with our own hands!
Our 2nd graders and their families each generously donated 2-4 yards of fleece. Then we cleared all of the floor space in our classroom and spent a whole afternoon tying knots! For some of us, it was learning to tie a knot, and for others, it was reinforcing a skill already learned.
The whole time we tied, we talked excitedly about where the blankets would be going, how happy and warm and cozy they would make the children at the hospital feel, and how happy and warm and fuzzy it made us feel knowing that we could do something to make someone else smile.
Jesus taught us that the greatest give is one of love, and these children are certainly leading by example!
**We want to send a special THANK YOU to Jennifer Johnson, who came to visit us the week before Christmas to collect the blankets to bring to the hospital!**
Click the link below to watch us on Channel 13's 'Bright Spot' news feature from Christmas Eve.