The Iditarod is need of blankets for dogs who are dropped from the race. These blankets will be used to protect and keep warm any dogs that get sick or hurt while on the race. The project asks for 3x3 ft squares of fleece. No sewing required. They ask that you include some information like name, school, city and state on the blankets. My class had already done the math to figure out how much material we would need to purchase in order to make 22 blankets. That would allow each child to supply one blanket each. The next week, while in the team planning meeting, the team decided that each classroom would participate in the project by supplying 1 blanket. Our secretary went out and purchased the fleece. Unfortunately there was not enough for each class to have their own. Classes doubled up and shared a blanket. Since my class had already begun the process, we went forward with our own plans. Two of my students and their parents met me and my daughter at JoAnn Fabrics this past Saturday. These 2 students each picked out 2 patterns of fleece for our class. My daughter and I also picked out some fleece. We purchased the fleece and I cut it into 3x3 ft squares on Sunday. Today my kids chose their blanket and used fabric markers to write their name, teacher name, school names and city/state on their blanket. Tomorrow we will ship those blankets to Alaska. Stay warm little doggies! Below are pictures of my class working on this project.
I am a first grade teacher and I am so excited to participate in this project with my colleagues.