Twisted Stands Returns for 2015-2016 School Year!


Twisted Strands is back for the new school year! 

Last year’s preschoolers are this years big kids and they’d love to pick up where we last left off with the Twisted Strands project! They are exceptionally excited to receive new ribbons and letters and to track the new locations on their map! They reflect on last years project often looking through the binder of letters and pictures that we received! 

Here is an excerpt from last years project invitation:


Our students came up with a wonderful idea today and I’d like to share it with you all and ask for some help in making it happen!
Salt Meadow Academy is a small Reggio inspired preschool and child care located in Clinton, CT USA. We have started a collaborative project with our students called “Twisted Strands”. You can read more about it on our blog ( .
Our students thought it would be a lovely idea to have other Reggio schools/programs and families send us some ribbons to add to our string tree, because, as our students noted today, we are ALL connected. We would label each string with your program/family name and location and add a pin to a world map!
If your school/program or anyone else for that matter would like to send us a ribbon to add to our tree, please email me at for more information! Feel free to share this with anyone that may be interested! Our kids are very excited and are hoping to get some strings and notes from programs/families soon from around the world!

Mail contributions to show our children “we are all connected” to (please note NEW ADDRESS!!)

Twisted Strands

Salt Meadow Academy

30 Pepperbush Drive

Clinton, CT 06413 USA 

All contributors will receive our certificate of participation as well as a personal response from our children. We document every contribution on our blog as well. 

View our blog posts from last school year tagged “Twisted Strands” for more information! 


Twisted Strands : Nearly 1 Year Later

Last year, something amazing happened to Salt Meadow Academy. Our project, which our children dubbed Twisted Strands became a global phenomena! Since the project began, we collaborated with schools around the world on better ways to show our children “We are all connected” using our Twisted Strands project as guidance. Keep an eye out for our Twisted Strands brand to expand later this year with some exciting new offerings including the Twisted Strands ToolKit!

It has come to my attention that there are other programs that want to complete their own Twisted Strands  projects with their classes by requesting ribbons and strings from around the world! Wonderful! I am so humbled that we were able to spark ideas with our project.

Email for information on how to get your project started!