It's the time of year when students are beginning to get burned out on school, and teachers are too! So I try to save my origami specifically for this time of year to keep them interested. They love doing origami, so I like to include a little of it each year.
5th grade begins a series of origami models that use the same unit fold. It's neat because when they learn the unit fold, they can make up to three different models! Two are shown below, the cube and the multiplex challenge, which is the hardest with 12 pieces of paper!
Making the unit folds....
LOTS of unit folds!!
Third grade makes "fox boxes" They get the name from the unit folds. Before they are put together, each piece looks like a fox face!