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Topic: How hard can it be to teach 3rd, 4rd, and 5th graders amigurumi??  (Read 3689 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2009 07:04:13 PM »

we started our class today.. we practiced doing a chain, we will keep practicing chain untill they are ready to start single crochet. I will find some videos online that I can show them.. Thanks everyone for your Ideas, I'll have to keep you posted on how they are doing.

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2009 07:36:49 AM »

I took a mini-class on crocheting when I was in high school and we did granny squares to make a potholder.  It was pretty but yet it was done in one day.  You definitely need something that all the kids can get done in the one day or they will never finish it.  And you know there will be some that get it right away and some that need help every step.  I like the idea of ipod holders someone mentioned, especially if you can do it all in piece.  Finally, have written instructions in case some don't complete their project.  That way their family can help them finish later if they choose. 

Please please take pics of their final projects!!
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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2009 06:45:26 PM »

I will take pictures.. We have been doing chain, and this week we only had class monday and tuesday so I hope they don't forget what we've practiced when we pick it up back on Monday. It is so nice to see the kids working hard, I have a second grader doing the longest chain, and they told me how much fun they are having, and how much they liked the class. They made me feel GREAT!!

we are going to take a break from crochet after 2 weeks maybe, or when they start to get bored with crochet, and we will be doing pop can tab bracelets, they are excited about it too.


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« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2009 11:47:35 AM »

Would love to see some pictures. I'm teaching my 6 yr old niece how to crochet. I've started her w/ doing a chain. by the end of an hour or so she had a chain longer than she is tall!!! I told her to keep practicing that, & next time I'm over I'd show her the next step (single crochet!).
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2009 09:23:55 AM »

How is your class going? I taught my 8 yr old to crochet no problem but she's been knitting since four. I found the key thing was to learn how to control the tension. I think tension when learning crochet is more important than in knitting. It's easier to hook the yarn when it is taut.
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009 09:39:09 AM »

mky sister is 8 years old and unbelievable unabe to crochet or knit.. we try to teach her for about a year now, but she an't even make the chainstitches...  Undecided maybe i'll need to sho her again in vacqtion, but i don't think she will practice well...

it might be very hard to teach 3- 5th grades. but it's always worth a try.. nd sometimes funny to see how these small humans work with hooks Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009 06:37:29 PM »

The kids are doing awesome!! most of them are working on single crochet. they made bookmarks today, I'll have to post pictures of that later. I'm amazed, I have some 2nd graders and they are so good at it.

I'm very glad I decided to do the class, they are the best kids!

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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2009 01:41:33 PM »

we started with learning to chain, than moved on to single crochet, after practicing that we made a flower, bookmark, wristband, and a scrunchie, we took a break from crochet and made poptab bracelets the kids loved them, next week we only have 3 days and class will be over, I ordered tote bags and fabric markers, I'm going to have them decorate them, the last day they get to take them home with yarn and a hook, and whatever projects they have there that they've finished or are working on. One term of afterschool program is not enough to teach them amigurumi, but if I can do the class in the fall again and get some of the kids that did the class this time I would have them do advanced projects and the new kids do the begginer thing. I'm not sure If I'll be albe to do it in the fall, but I'm so glad I did it this time, it was so much fun teaching them and getting to know them.

I have a picture of their bracelets, we had to do 2 pics because there were too many of them for one. Next week I'm taking pictures of some of their crochet things and I'll post them.







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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2009 09:16:25 PM »

The bracelets look awesome! I still remember the lady, Mrs.Roberts, who taught me to knit in 4th grade, and I"m sure your students will always remember you fondly as well.
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