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NY State Standards
Felting the Hudson River
Grades 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Kindergarten, Pre-K
Author Randolph School
This is an ongoing activity, woven into other "Dancing with the Hudson" unit activities. The objective is to create a 4' by 14' felted mural of the Hudson River to share with the school and local community. Our students worked on the mural three or four mornings a week for several months.
They drew inspiration and ideas from a number of seining visits, time exploring the school grounds, and trips described in the other lessons in this unit, as well as a visit to the Norwalk (CT) Aquarium. They were also inspired by pictures from books about the Hudson.
We presented our mural at the Beacon Sloop Club's Strawberry Festival in June and an even larger river community at Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival in Croton on Hudson.