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A blanket for those valleys

Nov. 30, 2017

KLR students hold a blanket they made for Project LinusThe students in Karen Stewart’s fifth grade class at Kenneth L. Rutherford Elementary School have been reading “Esperanza Rising” and learning about metaphors. These lessons inspired them to do something special for kids having tough times.

One of the metaphors in the book is Abuelita’s blanket. Abuelita was crocheting a blanket and explained to Esperanza the zigzag pattern of the blanket is like the mountains and valleys in life – the valleys are the difficult times and the mountains are the happy times.

The students decided to make some blankets themselves to donate to Project Linus. These blankets, they said, are for people who may be experiencing a valley in their lives and need a blanket or security to help them climb to the top of the mountain and make them smile again.KLR students hold a blanket they made for Project Linus

The blankets donated to Project Linus are all homemade and distributed to children in need. Since 1995, Project Linus has given out more than 6.6 million blankets.

Making the blankets at KLR