Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The 5th and 6th graders decided to delay the project they were scheduled to start today so they, too, could make cutting boards as presents for their mothers. A question came up, "why would we work so hard sanding something that will be cut with knives anyway?" A good question deserving answers. Some of the things that came up... "to see how smooth and beautiful we can make it!" "because its for our mothers!" "because it is good practice." I was glad to have one more chance to show them the method for bringing out the beauty in the wood, and to see them so deeply engaged in their work. They compared each others efforts, to see how smooth they could make theirs, and there were a great number of sincere ooohs and aaahs in the room. The photo above is Killian at work.

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