Idea by Linda, a 5th/6th Grade Teacher, from Fort Morgan, CO.
Our school loops our 5th and 6th graders, so these students spend a full two years bonding with one another. To commemorate our time together, we have each of our 6th graders make a nine-square quilt from construction paper. We have the kids decorate each square to represent something they remember and cherish from the 5th and 6th grades. We keep the students’ paper quilts until they graduate from high school, at which time we send the quilts over to the high school to be included among their graduation mementoes.
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