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Lesson Plans


re. stitchery

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Rodney and Barbara Boville (rboville)
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 22:45:49 -0500


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I work with a 1st thru 5th population of students and do a lesson =
involving stitching with each grade level.=20
Grade 1-My first graders do a simple painting of an animal on burlap =
using acrylic paint and do a simple running stitch using a large blunt =
needle and yarn tracing the outer edge of the needle. I teach them to =
thread their own needle, using the folded yarn (loop method), squeezing =
the yarn flat and pushing it through. We have a fun time doing this. And =
there are always helpers.=20

Grade 2-By second grade the students graduate to sewing thread and thin =
embroidery needles. This past year I did a Jan Brett unit with the =
Mitten. We made clay hedgehogs. While the hedgehogs were waiting to be =
fired, we made large felt mittens ( I seldom do patterns, but the =
children did trace around a large mitten pattern). The children learned =
how to pin a pattern on the felt, how to put stick pins in the felt to =
hold it in place. And then, we reviewed out past experience of threading =
needles, only these were much smaller. The kids did a great job. We used =
a running stitch again, only smaller stitches(no wider that a =
penicl).After the stitching the students did and alternating repeat =
pattern on the mitten to give the impression of a Scandinavian knitting =
pattern. We used fabric paints. The "mitten" , ahome for our clay =
hedgehog.

Grade 3 - Puppet clothes, felt hands

Grade 4-A sampler of embroidery stitches done on burlap to correspond =
with 4th grade Wisconsin classroom unit

Grade 5-This year we did felt molas and the students did marvelous tiny =
even stitching.
This past year was my 6th year at one particular school, and I noticed =
the consistency and progress the students made with the stitching. Boys =
and girls have been eager about the stitchery, taking progects home, =
coming in during lunch recess. Some starting independent projects with =
scraps, trying fabric jewelry etc.

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I work with a 1st thru 5th = population of=20 students and do a lesson involving stitching with each grade=20 level. 
 Grade 1-My first graders do a = simple=20 painting of an animal on burlap using acrylic paint and do a simple = running=20 stitch using a large blunt needle and yarn tracing the outer edge of the = needle.=20 I teach them to thread their own needle, using the folded yarn (loop = method),=20 squeezing the yarn flat and pushing it through. We have a fun time doing = this.=20 And there are always helpers.
 
Grade 2-By second grade the students = graduate to=20 sewing thread and thin embroidery needles. This past year I did a Jan = Brett unit=20 with the Mitten. We made clay hedgehogs. While the hedgehogs were = waiting to be=20 fired, we made large felt mittens ( I seldom do patterns, but the = children did=20 trace around a large mitten pattern). The children learned how to pin a = pattern=20 on the felt, how to put stick pins in the felt to hold it in place. And = then, we=20 reviewed out past experience of threading needles, only these were much = smaller.=20 The kids did a great job. We used a running stitch again, only smaller=20 stitches(no wider that a penicl).After the stitching the students did = and=20 alternating repeat pattern on the mitten to give the impression of a=20 Scandinavian knitting pattern. We used fabric paints. The = "mitten" ,=20 ahome for our clay hedgehog.
 
Grade 3 - Puppet clothes, felt=20 hands
 
Grade 4-A sampler of embroidery = stitches done on=20 burlap to correspond with 4th grade Wisconsin classroom = unit
 
Grade 5-This year we did felt molas = and the=20 students did marvelous tiny even stitching.
This past year was my 6th year at = one particular=20 school, and I noticed the consistency and progress the students made = with the=20 stitching. Boys and girls have been eager about the stitchery, taking = progects=20 home, coming in during lunch recess. Some starting independent projects = with=20 scraps, trying fabric jewelry etc.
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