Were you captured in our lens this week?
This week's Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch "Viewfinder" captured teacher Amanda Blocklinger's first-grade students and Kristin Mellon's fifth-graders at Knapp Elementary making paper cranes for Japanese tsunami and earthquake victims. We also captured the excitement during last weekend's "Discover the Future" American Association of University Women event at Penndale. Where will our camera be next week?
Students at Knapp Elementary School are making 1,000 paper cranes for one wish for the Japanese: to be safe
Knapp Elementary School students are folding their way to one wish. In the wake of the tragic disaster left by a tsunami and earthquake in Japan, first grade teacher Amanda Blocklinger became inspired to have her school make a difference. After reading the children’s book “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes,” Blocklinger and her class learned of an ancient Japanese saying: one that creates 1,000 origami paper cranes would be granted a wish by a crane. Blocklinger passed the idea along to her peers to have students make 1,000 paper cranes and offer the chance for the 600-some students to donate 50 cents toward each sheet of origami paper that will eventually be sent to Japan. There is a holiday in Japan called Obon Day, where the Japanese…