By Lauren Cantrell, 4th Grade Teacher & Math Coach
Last week, our 4th graders knitted pouches for the orphaned "joey" kangaroos in Australia! More than 1 billion animals have lost their lives as a result of the Australian bushfires. Over 12 million acres of land have burnt in New South Wales alone, and the long-term impact on the animal habitats will be substantial. WIRES, a wildlife rescue organization, is collecting knitted pouches for young kangaroos and other marsupials who come into their care.
Both 4th grade classes worked together to knit 8-10 pouches, as well as sew cotton inner liners. Our students learned how to sew and knit, and some even learned how to use a sewing machine! Our wonderful parent volunteers were back on campus this week to finish knitting the remaining unfinished pouches. We are very proud of our students for finding a non-monetary way to help the animal rescue efforts in Australia!