Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Today in the Clear Spring School Woodshop, the first and second graders made trays for diorama displays. These are for end of year projects, so it was important that we get them done today. The 3rd and 4th graders had a practice day, using saws, squares to mark and check their cuts, and planes on both long grain and end grain. To make the project more interesting each student was given both hardwood and softwood samples to work on. They seemed to have as much fun practicing with tools as they normally do making things. At the close of class time, I asked them what were their favorite projects for the year. "All of them," they replied.

The seventh and eighth graders are still working on their puppets. It is looking like only two will actually finish before their last day of class. Caleb's puppet is at left and Rachel's at right with the lathe turned head.

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