Origami teaches mindfulness

Mrs. Shoate has been working with middle school students all year on SEL lessons. Social Emotional Learning teaches students to be more self-aware, by learning interpersonal skills, self-control, mindfulness, and many more elements that help students in both school and daily life. Mrs. Shaote teaches weekly lessons to all middle school students on these important topics. Recently, she taught students a mindfulness lesson on origami. She used origami to help students learn how to refocus their mind on a new task when they are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or angry. Students created beautiful works of art and had a fun time learning this new skill.