January 16, 2020 – Origamido – Grade 4
Origamido (LaFosse and Alexander) is a team of internationally renowned origami designers, authors, and masters. Their work has been exhibited at the Louvre, the Peabody Essex Museum, and many others. They have authored over fifty books on origami and are featured in the Peabody award-winning PBS film “Between the Folds”. Mr. LaFosse is a highly experienced, talented, and engaging presenter that has been working with us for many years. He begins by showing the students extraordinary examples of origami art. The age-appropriate, hands-on exercises relate origami to the subject area that teachers have chosen: mathematics, geometry, biology, zoology, history, and cultural topics. Once students have mastered a project they are encouraged to assist fellow students who may need help. They say, “When you teach you learn.”

Creative Arts and Sciences (CAS) implements curricular-related programs at elementary and middle schools in Newton. The PTOs at each school fund these programs. The programs align with Newton curricula, the Massachusetts’ curricular frameworks, system-wide goals, and core values. Programs enhance Art, English/ Language Arts, History, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, and Science curricula.

Learn more about other programs coming to Cabot this year here.