Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Believe it or not, the 5th and 6th graders are still enjoying Paper Sloyd, but this was the last week of paper folding for awhile. The students having learned to follow the directions for the Paper Sloyd projects on their own have also been working on project plans for things they want to make in wood shop. The deal is: they have to present their ideas in a clear manner, using drawings and step-by-step instructions and then will be permitted to make the objects they have planned. My assistant Luke and I will prepare the materials for them. Next week while they finish their project plans they will make rubber band propelled paddle wheel boats and finish up their drawings and project presentations. The photos above and at left are Maggie, studying the instructions and then making the project called "bon-bon box". Finished projects, book cover and bon-bon box are shown below. The Paper Sloyd is helping the students with measuring skills, following complex written and visual instructions, and working with precision.