To make things even better, I often get to mix in creativity and art into the classroom. I've taught a few of the kids how to crochet. That is, I've taught them the little that I know of it at this point. Knitting is really my forte, but somehow one of the needles in each pair of knitting needles in the classroom mysteriously vanished and all that we had on hand were crochet hooks.
I gave some impromptu lessons on chain stitch and single crochet, nothing complicated. They loved it, but were never able to make much. Next year I hope to do something a little more organized with both knitting and crochet. Who knows, maybe we'll even finish a project!