Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Today in the wood shop at Clear Spring School, the 3rd and 4th grade students made Kindergarten pointers from the Nääs Fundamental Series. We started with yellow pine and then attempted to carve cherry. I forgot to take my camera this morning, so I don't have photos of the students at work. But they liked the project so much that they want to do the same one again next week and get better. You can see from the photo that there is room for improvement, even in the one I made, front, center. With the 1st and 2nd grades, we made Sloyd pencil sharpeners, as shown in the photos. his afternoon, the 7th and 8th grade students made geometric solids, making prisms, cubes, and rectangular shapes while also learning to turn cylinder forms on the lathe.

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