Saturday, January 19, 2008

Fourth Grade Knitters

I'm scheduled to teach a group of 4th graders how to knit, starting next week. These kids are giving up recess to take a class in knitting, karate, scrapbooking, fleece-blanket-making or yoga. I'll have about 20-30 minutes per class and 5 weeks to teach them how to cast-on, knit, purl and bind-off. I had asked for a maximum of six students, but they forgot to mention that in the advertisement. I had a bad dream last night that a huge group showed up, it was utter chaos, and I couldn't get anyone's attention!

I'm excited, though. I'm putting together my materials and knitting up some "samples" this weekend. I can't wait to pass along this wonderful skill to the next generation! I already had one mom tell me her daughter is really excited and is hoping she gets into the class!

4 comments:

Traceyleezle said...

Your going to do just fine. This is a great age to teach. My grandmother was a fourth grade teacher and she always taught her class how to knit. Best of luck!

Mica said...

Ah, wish I had been taught when I was in 4th grade!
Good luck with the teaching :)

-Mica

fleegle said...

Good luck!

fleegle said...

Thanks so much for your WOW!