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RAHWAY —  While reading “Yang the Third,” a story about a Chinese family struggling to adapt to American traditions, Ms. Bechelli’s class at Grover Cleveland School researched Chinese culture and history. They discovered that the process for making paper was invented in China.

They made their own recycled paper using torn newspaper, screens, rolling pins and lots of elbow grease.  Additionally, they practiced using chopsticks and quickly realized how difficult it was to master. They used fortunes from fortune cookies as writing prompts, and made portions of the Great Wall of China with Legos.

Pictured is a student squeezing the water out of the newspaper pulp as part of the paper making process.

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