Here in the US, we are gearing up for a new school year, but Richard Bazeley, down under in Australia is showing some results from his 7th year woodworking class. They have been carving spoons from air dried pine. Richard says:
My year 7 class has just left after a very enthusiastic session of spoon carving. Some have taken their spoons for homework till next week. I look forward to a few surprises. Soft open grain stuff seems to work well. The students carve out the bowl using carving gouges and sand smooth. I cut out the rough shape on the bandsaw then they shape the handles with files and sand smooth.