This month, our class participated in a very special project. We joined an organization called Students Rebuild in making paper cranes to support Japan. The goal of the project was to collect 100,000 paper cranes, which would then earn a donation of $200,000 for earthquke/tsunami victims in Japan. Today was our deadline for crane folding. After the final count, our class folded 608 cranes! All of the cranes collected will eventually be made into an art exhibition.
The children were very proud to contribute these cranes to the Students Rebuild organization and are excited to mail them off! Students gave up recess and free time to fold cranes. They worked at home and at school. Great fun was had by all, but more importantly we all felt a sense of satifaction at making a small contribution to help those in need. Because two of our classmates and dear friends have recently moved home to Japan, this project was especially meaningful for us. Way to go third grade!