It’s that time of year again when our fifth-graders graduate and move on to middle school. Before the pandemic, I would make my fifth-graders little graduation hats in the school colors. I would fill the hats with different things, or put them on a large lollipop. It became an expectation because the kids remembered the hats from the previous years and looked forward to them when they became 5th graders.
This year, because of the pandemic, none of the kids even remember about the hats. I only had two fifth grade boys in the morning program and two boys in the afternoon program. None had shown any interest in my crochet. Although the hats aren’t hard, I didn’t want to spend time on projects that were just going to end up in the trash. I went ahead and asked one of the boys if he would want one, and he was actually excited about it. He told me he still had something I had made that he picked from the prize-box when he was in second or third grade.
Well, that was all I needed to go ahead and make the hats again. I had already decided to make all four but that afternoon, another boy told me he talked to the other boy and had heard about the hats and would love one. That made me feel great about making them. Now I just need to figure out what to fill them with. 😁