Origami cranes raise funds for Japanese disaster victims

Dear Parents of Escuela Verde,

This week all the children in grade school, meaning from first through fifth grade, participated in an origami project to help raise funds for the disaster victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in NE Japan. For every origami crane the children make, the Bezo family (Amazon) will donate $2 to those in need in Japan. The organization running this project is called Students Rebuild. To learn more about this group, please go to the following link – http://studentsrebuild.org/.

The children learned a variety of themes from participating in this project, including current events, the power of natural disasters, conceptual and spatial awareness and much more. My perception was that they ALL very much enjoyed the experience, despite how difficult it was for many of them.

Afterward, most of the children expressed an interest in making more cranes at home but needed instructions on the order of the folds and/or how to make the folds. Below is a link with a demonstration video on how to make an origami crane from Students Rebuild. http://studentsrebuild.org/japan.

I will be collecting origami cranes until next Wednesday, April 6, should you like to make more at home with your children.

Thank you,

Naomi

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