Each student also does a little quilt square that I assemble into a class quilt. They have to find some sort of pattern in the square and color it accordingly.
Most of the reasons entail finding the name in the baby book, being named after a relative, being named after a character in a book or TV show, but then once in a while you get some really interesting stories that tend to explain a lot of things about that child ;)
Then I have the students make name samplers with graph paper and markers. I also have a modified cross stitch pattern for reference, as well as other designs that past students and I have created.
The first step is to figure out the middle letter of the name to be used. Students use a pencil to lightly make X's in the squares to form the letter. I pre-marked the middle square on their graph papers with a tiny dot. This is what it looks like.
When they have their names complete, I have them add additional designs.
|This one has a heart and a peace sign.|
|Cute little fish.|
|For all of you Duck Dynasty fans.|
So I think that if I want to do the Five for Friday, I have to come up with two more ;)
Speaking of Duck Dynasty, I watched it for the first time this week. My MIL came down to spend a few nights with me to preserve my sanity until my husband returns from Singapore tomorrow after a three-week-long business trip. I have to say that I now see why people love it! Hilarious! I don't think that it will be in my regular rotation, but it's good when there's nothing else on ;)