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Yarn fun at Mills Pond!

February 16, 2023

As part of an ELA unit of study, Mills Pond Elementary fifth grade students had an interactive experience reading the book Esperanza Rising.

Esperanza Rising is a heartwarming story of a young girl who learns the importance of love and sacrifice for family and friends.

In the book, young Esperanza gives her yarn doll to a girl on a train.

Inspired by that gesture, Mills Pond PTA member Leslie Eisen brought in lots of yarn for the students to make their own yarn dolls!

girl with yarn doll

PTA member Leslie Eisen instructing students

students with yarn dolls

Esperanza Rising book


students with yarn dolls