Twisted Strands™: Connections Remain

When we started the Twisted Strands™ project way back in the beginning of the school year, we had never expected that it would blossom into such a fabulous opportunity for our children to really make connections (not just casual ones) with children and teachers at schools across the country and around the world.

Barrow Street Nursery School in New York is one of those connections that hasn’t forgotten about us. It was an insanely cold, snowy day on Friday here in Connecticut and it was a super surprise to find a heavy, unexpected package at our mailbox.


Since we had no idea it was coming, we had no idea what was inside! We were very excited to guess the contents. Since it was so heavy our children guessed heavy items like rocks, a dog, a pair of boots, and lots of marbles. We opened the box to see it stuffed with bubble wrap and green paper and a couple of letters!



The children in the classes called “The Pandas” and “The I Don’t Knows” had taken a pottery class! They have a teacher called Pottery Dave who taught them how to use a potters wheel to fashion their own projects! Incredible! This must have been such an exciting opportunity for these children! Both letters mentioned that they made the kids at Salt Meadow Academy a special gift!


These beautiful pieces of pottery where made by the children of Barrow Street Nursery School under the guidance of their mentor Pottery Dave. Our children haven’t decided what we will store inside them yet, but they loved the idea of storing cookies or candy inside! We may keep our pencils inside so we can always find them and so that we can see the beautiful gift these children sent us every day.

Thank you so much for your generousity! We will be in touch soon, as our children are now brainstorming a thank you gift.


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