A few months ago, the 1st graders were asked to make a picture of a monster. They had no idea why.
Their 8th grade buddy/buddies were given the artwork and instructed in art class to design a felt doll that resembles the monster in the picture. 8th graders spent weeks, sewing and pattern making in order to make these adorable dolls that will be given to their 1st grade buddies at the buddy picnic in a few weeks. The 1st graders have no idea that their 8th grade buddies have been working on this.
I can't wait to see all of their reactions. Here is a sneak peek at the results. Don't share this with any 1st graders. We want it to be a surprise!