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KAS in our Schools

This group is for those of us introducing square circles in our schools! Share ideas, tips, and support each other as we spread the word about KAS and helping the children to make a difference too.

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Latest Activity: Oct 11, 2013

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Spoke too soon... :(

Started by Rona Malewit. Last reply by Harrison's mom Jun 15, 2010. 5 Replies

Well I guess I spoke too soon. I was adding a new comment and it locked me out again. :(This is what I was trying to post --I'm so excited, even though our school year is now over until August and…Continue

Community Site for our KASKids?

Started by Rona Malewit. Last reply by Rona Malewit Jun 1, 2010. 2 Replies

Hi all, Cressida and I had chatted a while back about finding a site where our KASKids participants, their parents, and school liaisons could have a safe place to meet online and ask questions, chat,…Continue

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What worked? What didn't work so well?

Started by Rona Malewit May 24, 2010. 0 Replies

Hi everybody, hope you're having a wonderful weekend.  Sandy asked if I would give a hand with the school program, and I'm absolutely thrilled to do so.  I wanted to ask you all for your input, on…Continue

Please, please, please don't forget Oprah!

Started by Kalai McDonald. Last reply by Dawne Smith-Sliming Mar 5, 2010. 1 Reply

Hello everyoneWe are so excited about contacting Oprah. So far I think about 20people have sent their emails. This is just a little reminder toeveryone to please send her an email. Here is the…Continue

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Comment by Pam Antink on May 24, 2012 at 9:50pm

Please visit the Photo tab on the Forum when you have a moment. We have posted lots of photos from a distribution to Kathorus Orphange in Thakoza (SA) - you may even spot a square, hat or two that you created!

Comment by Rona Malewit on March 12, 2011 at 2:57am
Thanks Dawne, will do! I love the YouTube channel - just subscribed! :-)
Comment by Dawne Smith-Sliming on March 3, 2011 at 3:55am

Quick note that we've been working on our Flickr site which is now organized into Collections and Sets of photos.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/knitasquare/

Also, we have a new YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/knitasquare

If you have a YouTube account please come and subscribe!

 

If the schools you are working with allows it you might even share some of these videos/photos with the kids.  I think it would be a good idea to share with the teachers/administrators for sure.

Comment by EVELYN kilvington on January 24, 2011 at 7:57pm

Rona,  I hope things get better for you at home soon, as you say you have to get through it one day at a time.

My group have hit a wall so I am designing a toy monkey pattern for them all to have a go at in between knitting squares. We do work for other charities and over the past few weeks we have had a few thankyou letters(one from KAS) so the group have been so excited. That in its self is a good motivator.

Comment by Rona Malewit on January 24, 2011 at 10:22am

Sorry I haven't been on the forum in a while; I have stressful family issues I'm working through right now, one day at a time. Hope everyone's school programs are doing well. We're wrapping up a term shortly, and opening it up to new kids then. I'm trying to teach them a little something new each week - how to pick up stitches to knit a log cabin square, how to knit an i-cord, things like that, so they learn something new each week and grow their skills besides knit and purl.

 

How is everyone else doing?

Comment by Rona Malewit on December 5, 2010 at 3:37am
My son and I are off to our school's holiday bazaar this morning, where we have a booth for our Square Circle Knitting & Crochet Club! We're selling mini KAS square ornaments for $2 to help raise money for our club's postage fees this year. Every ornament sold will have a KAS business card attached. :)

We also have handouts - cards and rulers - to spread the word about KAS!

Will post pictures later and report back how it went!
Comment by EVELYN kilvington on November 11, 2010 at 8:06pm
Having a bit of trouble motivating my kids, any bright ideas?
Comment by EVELYN kilvington on October 19, 2010 at 7:32pm
My little group has been going again for about three weeks. We have three new starters,so eight girls in all plus a grandma the head and me. Last year(school year that is) we managed to send off five GO OVERS and approx' 25 squares,not bad I think for such a small group.
Comment by Rona Malewit on October 19, 2010 at 4:10am
Hi all - hope you had a wonderful summer! School started again here in August, and our knitting/crochet club starts this Thursday, so excited to see how many kiddos will be joining us. We're opening it to up to 10 new kids and 10 returning kids, so those who have learned with us already last year can help teach the new ones. I hear the numbers are small so far, think we may need to do another little presentation at the next monthly school assembly to drum up interest again. I'm also going to write an 'advertisement' in the school newsletter. Wish us luck! Take care, Rona
Comment by Dawne Smith-Sliming on September 11, 2010 at 8:36am
I hope everyone's had a chance to see the announcement about the new KasCuddle KAL? Please join in if you are able. We'll have some fun together & Helen is available for any questions. Let's send the team in SA a small mountain of KasCuddles!

http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/join-helen-for-a-kascuddle?xg_source=activity

I know this is a large project for some kids. I think it would make a great community project. Kids could add a few rows when they have some time and together make real progress.

Don't forget to the let the staff & parents know about this KAL too!

:)
 

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