As the third graders enter a new developmental stage, the handwork curriculum supports their inner need for challenge and awakening. Chidren begin the year by painting silks for Michaelmas flags. From there, they move on to felting wool fleece for cloth to turn into felt pictures. Other projects include creating hats and recorder cases, socks, mittens, and stuffed animals, tasks that are not only extremely applicable, but also allows for a different method of experiencing different geometric forms and bringing them to three dimensions. Students also learn to crocheting, beginning with the chain stitch and the single crochet stitch.