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  Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ASA Sewing

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

ASA sewing 2nd class. Children are working hard and most of them have now completed their personal pin cushion that they will use during all next classes.

Please remind your kid to bring back their work next Monday so that we can all move forward at the same pace. From now, Edith will keep what they are working on until full completion. Once done, they will be able to take it back home.

Attached a few pictures of what they have crafted and the very first pieces of fabric which will be used to make their Teddy (Doudou)

Next week, we will continue working on Teddy and we will start as well on crafting their own book of needles. For that, we will use the cuffs from the old shirts you provided.


ASA Sewing

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

During this first class, we talked about the safety rules. A printed copy of the main safety guidelines went home with your children. Make sure you read them again with your child at home. Safety is the priority while handling needles, scissors… and sewing machines.

We have started today to practice hand stitches on a sample. We will start as a first project with the creation of a pin cushion that they will use during all classes moving forward. This might take 1 or 2 more sessions.

We will work also on building a pin holder. For that, If you have any old shirts that you are not wearing anymore, please bring it back next week so that we can use this old fabric to make their own book of needles. If you don’t have any, no worries I will bring some extra.

We also talked also about future projects such as crafting an apron from an old pair of jeans, make a “Save-My-T-Shirt Pillow”. Same principle as above: if your child has an old jean and an old favorite T-Shirt that is too small or accidentally stained, please have your child bringing it to next class. They will turn them into a nice apron and into a huggable pillow ! It is a fun and clever way for kids to recycle.

Last point, they left the class with a folder containing the instructions to make their pin cushion, a sample of their first stitching and the safety guidelines. Make sure they bring it next Monday.

  Thursday, March 5, 2020

ASA Gardening

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

The children from the gardening ASA class did an amazing job last Friday on clearing up and cleaning up the Kindergarten planting area.

Children learned that transplantation and “repiquage” is possible, to name a few: “poireaux”, broccolis, lettuce, tomatillo, Brussel sprouts were transplanted… We transplanted all of it to the middle school area and made a new garden out of this area. All of this in 1h hour!!  We all had so much fun!