Saturday, March 02, 2019

paper baskets in wood shop

Today my Kindergarten students made paper baskets in wood shop. They raided the scrap bin to get extra wooden parts that they wanted to add for decoration. They have no shortage of creativity. The basket is one from the book, Paper Sloyd, which serves as a preparatory text for wood working.

In the Froebel playground at Clear Spring School, the students demonstrated how plastic barrels might be added to their construction. You can see a video on instagram here:  The students are using their recess time to exercise their bodies and their minds. They are collectively creative. They collaborate and problem solve. They take turns, and watch over each other's safety. The applaud each other's successes. Did you know that recess is one of those ways in which students develop character? Human culture is refreshed in each new generation.

Make, fix and create...

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