Cold weather inspires a warm project for ARES students
It’s been a long, long winter, but the cold outside has warmed the hearts of kids in one class at Akin Road Elementary School.
“I haven’t even totaled them up, because I don’t think any of us wants to know,” Reichelt said, “but it’s been too many.”
But the time inside has been put to good use by one ARES third grade class.
A couple of weeks back, students in Troy Feustal’s class took on a new project during their indoor recess times. One day, English language teacher Kristin Brooker brought several yards of fleece in to Feustal’s class and asked students to help her make a few tie blankets.
And so they did. During their indoor recess time, students made a total of seven blankets. A couple of the students were so enthusiastic about the project, they made two more over the course of a weekend and brought the blankets in to school.
The blankets were donated to Gillett Children’s Specialty Healthcare Hospital in St. Paul. The blankets can be given to children who come to the hospital for an extended stay, Reichelt said.
Reichelt likes that the students have put their indoor recess time to good use.
“The third graders are very excited to donate their time to helping other kids, and hope to continue making blankets as long as the cold weather remains,” she said.