Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wayside 4th-Graders Explore Origami Books

For the past two weeks I’ve been working with the 4th graders at Wayside Elementary School in Potomac, Maryland. The students have learned how to fold origami pages and put them together to make their own sculptural books on the theme of Ecosystems. It’s a topic they’ve been exploring in their science classes, and it translated easily into pictures of plants, animals, and landscapes of various geographic zones around the world. Each class met with me twice, and everyone either finished their book or is close to completing the project in their next art class session. Great job, everyone! And thanks to art teachers Felice and Wendy, and to the Wayside PTA for making this project possible.

May Day, Reading Day for Washington County, MD

May 1st was not only May Day, but also (and more importantly) Reading Day at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, Maryland. Sponsored by the Washington County Free Library and Western Maryland Regional Library, the event featured my Pocket Paper Engineer books along with those of several other Maryland authors. Other tables provided information on library programs, literacy, and entertainment. Attended by a host of families, the kids especially liked the free books they received from the Washington library system.