This web site evolved from experiences shared by teachers, 4-H leaders and individuals who have taught young people in school, after school or club programs.
Several of these teachers share stories about how they organized their classes here. Their accounts are filled with helpful hints on how to get started and keep student of all ages engaged. And don't miss the Knitting A Community Together video, profiling the students, parents, teachers and administrators at the Seth Boyden Elementary School.
Many of these educators we have met have involved their students in knitting and crochet charity projects like Warm Up America! These projects require teamwork and engage students in rewarding community service. Of course, students also enjoy making clothes and household items for themselves or for friends and family.
From other pages at this site, there are links to basic "how to knit and crochet" instructions sheets, information about where to find Spanish and French translations, and helpful books, videos and DVDs.
In the future, we hope to post YOUR stories and photos, so let us hear from you.
Warm Up America!
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