Third and fourth grade students have been learning about the ancient Japanese art form: Origami.
Each class the children are learning two new designs from me.
Many children who have done origami before are teaching patterns to one and other.
Children are working together, being kind, and helping out their peers!
We are using a wide variety of papers: traditional origami paper, repurposed magazines and encyclopedias, scrapbooking papers, and even wrapping paper.
Students are discovering new designs for themselves and working hard to follow pictorial and written directions.
Today we made heart shaped bookmarks and fox faces.
Students are fine tuning their precision and fine motor skills.
AND most IMPORTANTLY....having FUN!