Students give neighbors fuzzy blankets for the holidays

November 14, 2018
students making tie blankets

Preschoolers from Andersen Elementary paired up with their third grade buddies to collect fleece and create tie blankets to donate to Community Thread. The students worked together to make 15 warm, fuzzy blankets, which will be given to families and individuals in need throughout the community as part of the organization’s annual holiday drive.

The students gathered together in the media center on a chilly November morning to make the blankets. The third graders served as teachers as they patiently taught their younger buddies how to match up tabs on each piece of fabric, cross them to make an “X” and then loop the ends through to create a knot.  

"Three very important lessons were learned today," said preschool teacher Sherri Berg. "One: Coming together as a community to help and serve others. Two: The power of yet. Some students didn't know how to tie YET, but at the end of the project they did. And three, never underestimate the abilities of 30 kids. It is amazing to watch young children serve and help others."

Andersen Elementary students have been focusing on kindness this year and learning many ways to demonstrate care and concern for others. This is just one way the students of Andersen are showing their gratefulness for what they have and giving back to help others.