Monday, October 6, 2014

The Origami Project

The Origami Project began with inspiration by local Saline dentist Dr. Carola Gerigk. Her interest in Japanese culture and concern for the recovery from the Tsunami of 2011 fueled this idea. Our goal at Heritage is to create 1,000 origami cranes and send them to Japan as a sign of hope.

It all started last spring with the 5th grade making origami cranes. With a total of 300 cranes made from last year, this years 5th grade has a tall order ahead of itself. We will begin creating origami cranes this October and ask every 5th grade student to contribute at least one. This endeavor will teach kids not only the art of paper folding through the construction of a crane, but it will teach kids about Japanese history and culture, and the challenges that Japan faces today.

Stay tuned for updates on The Origami Project. Future posts will include classroom photos, testimonials, and examples of origami cranes made by students. Follow our journey as we acquire more resources and inch closer to reaching our goal of 1,000 origami cranes to send to The Children’sPeace Monument in Japan.

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