On Saturday class with the 4th graders I had taken a session on Origami. We made an origami bird.
To make the bird we needed 15cm x 15cm A4 paper. For that we asked the children to draw a 15cm x 15cm square on their A4 sheet. With the paper cutter we were able to cut the paper as per the requirement.
Then I started demonstrating on how to make the paper bird by giving them instruction for each and every steps.
What I was able to do well:
First, I showed the square and asked what shape it is? They were able to reply that is was a square. Then, I folded the paper into half diagonally and asked what shape it is? They were able to reply that is was a triangle. By this way, I was able to connect shapes while making the origami.
My observation of the class:
The children were able to focus on what they were doing. A few of the folds were a bit confusing for them. But, still they did not give up and they tried to complete the fold. Some of the children were able to complete the folds faster than the others. They did not disturb the others, instead they asked me whether they can help others who were having difficulties in completing the folding. They were able to work as a team.
After completing the origami bird, the children children colored the bird. Each and every person colored the bird differently and were naming the birds.
The children happy and were playing with the birds.