Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Today the 7th 8th and 9th grade Clear Spring School students started work on our annual holiday public service project, making toys for distribution to children through our local food bank. We started by doing design work on paper, and by making and sanding wheels. Some students are more interested in design than others, so I offer the options of designing with scissors or by tracing around found objects, hoping to better engage those less comfortable with their drawing skills.
Next week we will start making toy cars and trucks, and I hope to bring all the students up to a higher level of craftsmanship. During the last weeks before the holiday break, all the students at Clear Spring School will be active in making toys.