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Weighted Blanket Project

December 2017

Area Learning Center students will sew 5-10 weighted blankets for use at the school and for donation to other schools in the district.  The sensation of a weighted blanket often has a positive effect on a person’s mood, and weighted blankets are becoming widely accepted as an alternative means of combating anxiety and other sensory disorders.  Allowing students to make the blankets themselves will provide a sense of ownership for their own well-being, and the extra blankets that get donated will provide a connection to the community of Northfield.