Claire McDermott reads The Mitten Tree and knits mittens for every kindergartner at Sacandaga

Retired Glen-Worden kindergarten teacher Claire McDermott visited the kindergarten classes at Sacandaga recently. She read the story, The Mitten Tree, about a lonely woman who saw children with no mittens and got busy knitting!

In the story, the woman left the mittens on a tree where the children played and delighted in their joy upon finding them!

At the end of the story, McDermott, whose grandson, Ben Loatman, is a Sac. kindergartner, presented each kindergartner with a pair of hand-knit mittens!

She had been knitting them for the students since early in the summer and had over 70 pairs of one of a kind mittens for the kindergartners to chose from!

She read to the students in Kim Lavery’s, Melissa Peterson’s and Victoria Milkins’s classes.

Thank you, Mrs. McDermott!

Here are a few photos from the visit:

Mittens brought by McDermott





McDermott reads to the students

McDermott poses with the classes