For My Students

I love my job.

That’s all there is to it. Of course there are quirks – what job doesn’t have at least a couple of things that you’d change. But overall, I think I finally found what I love to do.

This week’s project is something I am going to take to school and work on with my students.

It turns out that so many of the students I work with have a LOT of trouble folding paper. Give them a line to fold on and boom – you have a fold that is not anywhere near the line. So I decided to do something about it. However, folding plain paper gets old quick, so I’ve been trying to think of new things to do. You may have seen my post on Facebook a little while back about wanting hand towels and washcloths (would still take them, btw) – this project is what they are for.

Step 1: Make a line indicating halfway on the towel or washcloth. Do this twice so that there are perpendicular lines across your towel.

Step 2: Sew a zigzag stitch where you have marked your lines. I used a wide width but short length to get my desired thickness.

Step 3: Voila! You can now practice folding.

Switcheroo: To make the activity more challenging, make the perpendicular lines so that they are not cutting the fabric in half and have your kids try to fold exactly on that line.

Can’t wait to hear all about the different ways you have tried this activity! Comment below to share!

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