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Lesson Plans


Origami

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Ann Weaver (aweaver)
Tue, 16 Feb 1999 19:32:53 -0400


Re: I used to follow this up with a lesson in origami, but it seemed a
little too structured and too many were
getting frustrated if they didn't make the folds correctly!
Liz in rural NY

When I first started doing lessons on origami with elementary ages, I
too found children getting frustrated because they couldn't follow the
directions for the folds. So now I preface the lesson with a little
talk about how difficult origami is AND how easy it is to get frustrated
when things are difficult AND that it is a normal reaction to get
frustrated in those circumstances, AND that part of growing up is
learning to deal with frustrations. I only ask that they be patient
until I can give personal attention to those having problems. It also
shows them how skilled origami artists must be to make the wonderful
creations that they do. This has seemed to head off the problem of
dealing with frustrated children. It is good training for children to
do origami in many ways. ann in nc