Stitching Character Traits

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In an effort to promote the sharing of positive character traits, fourth-graders in Kimberly Rall’s Academy St. Elementary School class recently made a quilt showcasing various traits and symbols that the students consider important to everyday learning.

“In the first unit, students learned about symbols and communities,” said Ms. Rall. “As the culminating activity, students designed a symbol that represents a skill or personality trait, and included various colors that are symbolic of important ideas as well. For example, a student drew the scales of justice because she is fair to others, and another student drew a meter that shows a scale starting at “bored” and ending at “eager” because he thinks that being eager is an important part of learning.”

The completion of the quilt was made possible due to the generous contribution from Christine Scorza and Deborah D’Ambrose of 112 Sewing Supplies Inc., located in Patchogue. The business donated a brand new sewing machine courtesy of Brother Industries in order for the class to complete their quilt.