Tuesday, January 29, 2008

This morning at The Clear Spring School wood shop, the 3rd and 4th grade students made miniature Zen sand boxes. Next week we finish them and make tiny rakes to use in making patterns. If we have time we will also begin making sailboats. These projects are a continuation of their study of the sea.

The first and 2nd grade students are still studying dinosaurs and we finished their T-Rex models and also made tiny hammers for them to use in excavating fossils. The photo at the top shows my volunteer shop assistant Bob helping Kaitlin with nails. I asked the 1st and 2nd grade students at the close of class whether they were surprised that they could make their own tools. They were pleased but not surprised. They know you can do just about anything in wood shop.

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