Dr. James J. Moore Memorial Grant: Knit's a Great Way to Help Others!

  • School Year: 2016-2017
  • Applicants: Kimberly Ashworth, Lead Teacher Jennifer LaForte, Barbara Flores, Dave Barrieau, Jennifer Hall
  • School: Morley
  • Subjects: Visual Arts, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies

This grant will allow the purchase of KidKnits kits for each student in 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade at Morley Elementary School. Each kit includes a loom, yarn, needles, a carrying bag, and a metal tag. The money the KidsKnit organization receives from the purchase of the kits goes directly to the women and families in Rwanda, Chile, Kenya, and Mexico to sustain their sheep. The women then use the wool from their sheep to make yarn which is used in the KidKnits kits. Students will participate in a service learning program that covers topics in social studies (geography, other cultures), English (reading, listening, writing) and Math (using multiple operations to solve multi-step word problems) They’ll learn about specific issues in world poverty and consider their own social responsibilities. The KidKnits program is activity-based, and students will also have opportunities to reflect on what they’ve learned and plan for future action.

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