The act of folding paper may never have taught a group of Gloucester students as much as it is doing this week.
Master Origami Folder Michael LaFosse of Haverhill has been leading three origami workshops with O'Maley Middle School eighth-graders. The workshops connect the work the students are doing in math, English, science, social studies and art.
One group of students made origami dogs, one group made sailboats and the last group made lighthouses, according to their "academic houses."
The finished pieces are being hung in the school's commons; some are already hanging above the stairwell.