One of Austintown Intermediate School's third-grade teachers, Dana Elias-Patrick, has started a project with her third-grade students to design a quilt. They all read the story ''The Patchwork Quilt,'' where a grandmother creates a quilt made with different pieces of cloth that represent different memories.
Elias-Patrick instructed her class to bring in different pieces of cloth material from their homes that represents something so they could create their own memory quilt.
Once all of the students are done with their patches, the teacher will sew the patches together.
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AIS third-graders, in front, Avery Rosko and Kiara Reynolds, and in back, Michael Palmer, Sydney Callahan and Josiah Berni, pose with a memory quilt that was part of a recent class project.
Patrick says, ''This is the start to what I would hope to one day be a quilt that represents all of the classes I will teach. I am hoping to continue this tradition each year and keep it in my classroom for when students come back to visit.''
While making the quilt, the class talked about the memories they made this year and how they will always be a part of their life, just like the story.