We had a fantastic time in the Woodshop at Westsyde Secondary this week. Mr. Connolly set us up making birdhouses with one of his classes. All of the students - kindergarten & high school - had a fantastic time working together.
Everyone hard at work. It's definitely not quiet with all the drilling and hammering going on!
We started by having Mr. Connolly help us use the drill press to make the hole for the birds to enter the birdhouse. We got to wear safety glasses to protect our eyes from the sawdust. I think some of the children would have worn the glasses home if they could have!
Next, with their high school buddy they put the birdhouses together like a puzzle and then hammered it together. It was a lot of hammering - and a lot of sideways nails! Our big buddies were very patient.
After we hammered and hammered and hammered...we drilled two holes and put the screws in.
We were very close to finishing now! We got to brand our birdhouses by heating up the brand with the torch and then burning it into the wood. Very exciting!!
The final step - sanding it.
After all that hard work, it was time to relax! The high school kids barbequed hot dogs for everyone. We got to sit outside and eat our lunch.
Our final products. We have a class full of future woodworkers!! A big thanks to Westsyde Secondary for hosting us and to Mr. Connolly for getting us organized.
I'm Mrs. MacDonald. Welcome to a window into our kindergarten classroom. My goal of this blog is to give you an opportunity to see some of the things that we are doing at school. Enjoy!