Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Today in the woodshop


At Clear Spring School today, we, first and second graders and staff went "walkabout" on the ridge behind the woodshop, a short journey of discovery, then returned to tell about it, aboriginal style. We used sticks and paint and the experience of "walkabout" to decorate large beads for making necklaces. It was really fun using the Australian method of painting. Dip the stick in paint and then dab. It leads to some precise and interesting work.

In the 3rd and 4th grade class, we used paper sloyd to make pinwheels for the pre-primary students. It has become a near annual event. Each student is making one to keep and two to give away.

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