Twisted Strands™: New Beginnings in Indiana Create New Connections in Connecticut

We were very excited to get another Twisted Strands™ contribution! This time the contribution came from New Beginnings Preschool and Day Care in Milford, Indiana. Your ribbons were our very first from the state of Indiana. As of this posting we’ve received ribbons from the following states: Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and now Indiana. The children have decided that it’s now a goal to get at least 1 ribbon from every United State which means we have 45 more states to hope for contributions from! Please consider sending a ribbon our way!

New Beginnings Preschool included a wonderful letter from their children and a photograph of a weaving project that they had done. It was so colorful and they must have worked very hard on it. Our students thought the little girl in the picture was actually one of their classmates. It was very cute that they thought they looked alike. We had to reassure our littlest that “No, S is here for school. She is not in the picture.” It made for some interesting morning conversation.

nb1

We located Indiana on the map and tried to place a bright orange pin as close as we could to Milford! We have a town in Connecticut called Milford too. Some of us have been there but none of us could ever remember going to Indiana.

An orange pins marks Milford, Indiana on our map!

An orange pins marks Milford, Indiana on our map!

It was Declan’s turn to weave the ribbon in the tree and he did so quite well despite only having one arm to use! Luckily, he’s a lefty! He wove the colorful ribbons in and out and around the tree and at one point had to stand on a chair to reach the highest branches.

Declan adding the ribbons from New Beginnings Preschool and Day Care to Twisted Strands!

Declan adding the ribbons from New Beginnings Preschool and Day Care to Twisted Strands!

In their letter, New Beginnings mentioned that they tried to count all of the ribbons on our tree! We tried too! It was very tricky. What makes it even trickier is that some schools sent us tons of ribbons. We weren’t sure if we needed to count each ribbon singularly or the one long ribbon it made when we tied them together. Some of our children were inspired to make an educated guess about the quantity.

declanguess

Other children decided that they wanted to draw some pictures and write a poem to send to the children at New Beginnings Preschool!

A poem written by Finn age 6.5 about strings to New Beginnings Preschool.

A poem written by Finn age 6.5 about strings to New Beginnings Preschool.

Hard at work on a drawing for the children at New Beginnings.

Hard at work on a drawing for the children at New Beginnings.

Another drawing being created to send in our package to New Beginnings Preschool.

Another drawing being created to send in our package to New Beginnings Preschool.

Here is a look at our Twisted Strands™ tree now with the beautiful ribbons from the children at New Beginnings Preschool and Day Care in Milford, Indiana!

Twisted Strands with the newest ribbons from New Beginnings Preschool and Day Care in Milford, Indiana.

Twisted Strands with the newest ribbons from New Beginnings Preschool and Day Care in Milford, Indiana.

Thank you so much for participating in the Twisted Strands™ Project! Watch your mailbox because we are sending a big envelope your way including a certificate of participation along with another surprise!

To have your school, program or family participate in the Twisted Strands™ Project to demonstrate that “We are all connected”, please mail your contribution to:
Twisted Strands™ Project
Salt Meadow Academy
15 Bluff Avenue
Clinton, CT 06413 USA

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s