The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Lesson plan for 3rd grade crochet

Many specialty teachers do not know how to make a lesson plan.  Here is an example of a third grade crochet class.

Third Grade crocheting a soap bag  
Students will: 
  • ·         Learn to single  crochet
  • ·         Learn to make a soap bag
  • ·         Handwork bag
  • ·         Crochet hook
  • ·         Cotton yarn
  • ·         Scissors
  • ·         Oatmeal soap
All handwork bags should be on chairs. 
  • ·         Say the crochet verse for the students
·         Under the bridge of two
Catch the fish and bring it through
Under the yarn for another one
Through the loops, and then you’re done!
  • ·         Ask students to crochet chain of 15 stitches
  • ·         Then they go back long the first row (this row is only under the bridge of 1)
  • ·         At the end of the row they don’t turn around and go back, instead they crochet along the bottom of their work as if they were turning the corner of a race track (still crocheting under the bridge of 1)
  • ·         At the end of that row, the verse is very important for Under the Bridge of Two
  • ·         Students will continue to single crochet round and round like on a race track till their bag pulls up enough to hold a bar of oatmeal soap
  • ·         Students can either crochet it closed or leave it open to exchange soap when done.
  • ·         Crochet a chain for a loop to hang the soap bag
Walk around room to answer any questions that the students might have.
Let them take home their soap bags home .
Observe students as they work. Make a note of those students who are talking too much and not working
1        Did students listen to the story  2, Did they listen to instructions if not why? 3. Were they quiet and respectful?  4. Were they able to make a soap bag? 5. Did they have to come see you after the lesson for makeup work?


Patty-Jean Here said...

Thank-you for this. I've written down the little verse - My 6 year old is crocheting chains, but I've been wondering how to take her to the next level - this verse is perfect. Thanks!

Jo Windmill said...

Thank you for posting your lesson plans.
I am wondering of you have any photos of the soap bags??
Lovely Blog!