Third graders are sewing up their family history by making a pillow.

Sewing Up Family HistoryIn Heidi Beatty’s class at Northeast Nodaway students concluded a project about family history with the help of volunteers, making a pillow which was a result of their research into their history.

The students read “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In March they were asked to interview at least four family members about their heritage.

After they finished reading and doing their research, they made two square designs, one to keep for a pillow and one for a quilt that Beatty designed.

“I heard about it at the beginning of the year and I had no idea what it would entail and I’ve been trying to pop in and out as much as I can to see,” Northeast Nodaway K-12 principal Ken Grove said. “It is pretty neat. The kids design their own pillows and then volunteers come in and help out the students. It is a lesson that kids will enjoy and will always remember and learn something from it.

“I haven’t seen anything like this before. I’ve been in it (education) for 21 years and this is pretty impressive to have going on in our school.”

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