In earlier posts I shared the value in snipping the square picture ends off of free return/address labels that often come in the mail to promote for St. Jude’s Hospital and other charities. If you don’t use these seals as return/address labels, save them for student use instead of tossing them.
One idea for their use is individual student “quilts.” We all know quilts are icons of American folk history. They can also serve as a basis for integrated thematic instruction. Our next few posts will focus on ideas for comprehensive student learning across subjects all revolving around quilts. Any type of square stickers can offer the material needed to allow students to create their own mini quilt. They have the freedom to design the layout, the theme and then write about it, consider related questions of depth dovetailing from the subject of quilts, compute math related to their design, consider materials and spatial order.