March 25, 2023 7:08 am

Oak Glen Higher College students hold bags with the Pre-K original drawings on the front. The New Manchester Elementary College students are holding their monsters. From left, initial row, Mya Flinn, Virginia Warner, Emersyn Obarski, Jamison Wolverton, Sawyer Wagoner, Sutton Everly, Jase Straight, Arleigh Goss, Jaxson Ralph second row, Rylee Stevens, Megan Thompson, Tiffany May well, Jadyn Waide, Peyton Davis, Olivia “Liv” Munoz. Wyatt Wolanski, Georgia Woolley, Lily Lyons third row, Garyn Hukill, Barrett Chaffin, Faith Barton, Franny Pratt, Quincy Molish, Tinlee Gilbert, Jasmine Chambers, Kolten Atkinson, Lincoln Dunlevy fourth row, Brian Coulter, Geraldine Shafer, Rylee Curtis, Maggie Lively, Mekaylah Rivera, Shannon Value, Bernadette Gotera Fuenmayor, Devan Juszczak, Aaliyah Siegel, Garrett Rheinhardt and Wesley Reed. (Submitted photo)

In the Oak Glen Higher College Household and Customer Science LIFE class, Jennifer Molish teaches quite a few life capabilities. One particular of these capabilities is hand sewing.

“I wanted to teach the fundamental stitches of hand sewing even though also attractive to my students’ sense of neighborhood involvement and service to other individuals,” stated Molish.

Molish decided to companion with Megan Dunlevy, preschool teacher at New Manchester Elementary College. “By researching some projects on the internet, I adapted various tips and came up with my interpretation of a Monster Project.” Dunlevy started the project by reading the story, “I Have to have My Monster” by Amanda Noll, to the youngsters. She asked them to draw a monster from their imagination and name it. Then, secretively, Dunlevy sent Molish the images.

The images had been randomly assigned to the OGHS students, and the operate started. Molishs’ students, who had by no means sewn a stitch, developed, produced patterns, and sewed collectively precise replicas of every child’s monster. Pride and self-assurance grew as every monster started to take shape.

To take the project even additional, OGHS students produced customized interactive storybooks, laminated and bound, for every preschool student.

To finish the project, Molish organized a field trip to NMES for her class to present their monsters to the preschool students. The preschool students had been in comprehensive surprise and loved to see their tips come to life. The higher college students got to commit about an hour with their PreK buddy. They study the interactive book collectively and created a monster craft with playdoh and other “monster components.”

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