The kindergartners are beginning a unit on woodworking! Today we explored the saw. Our first task was to gather some wood. Being budget and resource conscious, we took a trip outside to search for sticks.
We talked about safety—always put on your goggles right after you open your toolbox, keep track of your fingers and thumbs, and never take your eyes off your work. We practiced starting a cut and then used our patience to saw slowly and methodically. We’re certain Norm Abram would agree that a patient woodworker is a good one! After cuts were made, students had the opportunity to use sanding blocks to soften any rough edges.
We will slowly make our way through the tools in our toolbox and then charge into an actual project. So far, the kindergarteners are loving this unit and are so proud of being trusted with “real tools.”