Students learn about tools, design and assembly. Participants take pride in creating something out of wood and feel a sense of accomplishment as they craft their project and watch it develop into something recognizable.
During the process they are both learning and having fun. We teach basic woodshop skills with a focus on safety. Children learn how to saw, glue, measure, drill, nail, follow directions, think for themselves and design. Woodshop is fun, rewarding and educational.Everyone remembers Woodshop!
The Woodshop Delivery Truck is a wonderful project, involving the usual measuring, cutting and assembling. There is Plenty to do, and if finished with time to spare, many accessories can be added. As with all projects, there are secret compartments, and this time you will find 2. Everybody is excited to get started on this fun project.
Without a doubt, Woodshop is a valuable program.
This is not an instant gratification course. So much of modern life is just that, such as instant entertainment on the TV and computer, instant food with the microwave and fast food outlets.
In reality – one needs to learn that both time and effort are needed to achieve something worthwhile and woodshop is a good start.
We have found that with the effort required, the time it takes and the attention to quality, the children learn more and achieve far greater satisfaction.
We go over safety, use of some tools, measurement and safety again. Discipline is maintained. The children learn to follow directions and are guided to think for themselves. It helps improve concentration.
There is a pride and sense of accomplishment when making something with your own hands and watching it progress, as it is meticulously crafted. Kids are no different. Building something for themselves or as a gift for another is something they will gladly take time to do.
Apart from all the learning during woodshop such as, helping with development of small motor skills, hand eye co-ordination, design skills and math, woodshop is a whole lot of fun. Exercising both mind and body, participants will learn by doing and take away important skills that become life long tools.
This program is of high educational and recreational value. Many parents and principals are appreciative of having this as an option and have thanked us for the effort we have made in bringing this to the community.
From Principals and Parents
Thanks so much. The kids loved the program.
~Martha Tureen Principal Banyan Elementary
Awesome job you guys!!!
~Doug Hedin Principal Wildwood Elementary
Your program was well received here.
~Susan Onsgard Office manager Cypress Elementary
Thanks so much for sharing the photo of the kids and their amazing wood creations. Have a terrific summer and I will see you next school year.
~Tom Spence Principal Round Meadow Elementary
She LOVES the class – you will see her on Thursday. Thanks.
~Elaine Cypress Elementary Parent
Thank you for offering this program to the kids! Fantastic.
~Denise Madrona Elementary Parent
I just wanted to say thank you.
~Ellen Wood Ranch Elementary Parent
My son loved taking the class and made an amazing tree house! Thanks!!
~Yumi Wildwood Elementary Parent
Jeffrey really enjoyed the class. He is very proud of what he accomplished. Thank you again Lizz
~Sycamore Canyon Parent