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Vincent Pickett and Ozaawaa Burnett trim the edges of their fleece material to make a tie blanket for Project Linus. The fourth grade Ogema students are creating blankets for other kids in need. PIPPI MAYFIELD/RECORD

Ogema students help others through ‘Project Linus’

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The fourth graders of Ogema Elementary School are learning the warm fuzzy feeling that comes with giving back to others by making warm fuzzy blankets for kids in need.


Every May after the MCA testing is completed, fourth grade teacher Carla Otten said she wants to have fun activities for her students, but ones that are still productive. Making blankets fit both niches.

“This still works with math and reading but is fun,” she said.

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