Good Idea Grant: Waiahole Elementary School Students Learn Responsibility Through Sewing Quilts


After being inspired by seeing quilts in a fabric store, Waiahole Elementary School teacher Donna Kawasaki designed a lesson plan in which her students sew quilts. In the process of creating a budget, planning out their quilt design, and sewing pieces together, students are taught math, problem-solving, and collaboration skills.  Once the quilts are complete, they are donated to a retirement home, homeless shelter, or children’s hospital.  Video story courtesy Hawaii News Now.