We’re having a week of half days here at the end of the school year. The high schoolers are taking finals, and are perfectly behaved and silent in their classrooms. The middle schoolers are having regular classes and they are crazed and couldn’t sit still or be quiet if their lives depended on it. The eighth graders are done and are not coming to school any more, but the sixth and seventh graders are coming all week.
I see the seventh graders twice this week. Because of the restlessness, I’m trying to plan active lessons. Yesterday’s plan was to talk about some of God’s promises from the Bible. There really are a lot of them. I chose eight. After reading the passages, we folded a “fortune-teller” origami paper, and I had them write the promises inside. It was fun.
In the background of the picture above, you can see in the purple paper what this particular origami project is used for in the East: a spice holder! Four compartments for salt, pepper, sugar, or whatever.
Anyway, this whole project reminded me that I had found a fortune-teller on the floor earlier this year and put it into my desk because it made me laugh. I read it to the students while they were folding.