We’ve recently started woodworking with the elementary children.

A friend of the school has helped us set up the area and volunteered to work with the children. Many of the tools we have acquired are vintage and difficult to find and in great working condition!

We’ve already made bamboo quills and bamboo pencil holders and have moved on to working with soft, solid wood.

Our projects are getting more ambitious. One child is making a bus, another a small chowki (low wooden table) and several are making small bookcases.

In this short time the children have learnt that wood working requires patience, perseverance and concentration …. like one little girl said, “Woodworking is so much like sewing”!

We still have some tweaking to do with regard to group size and duration of the session but for now things are going well.

Exercises of practical life at all ages … makes my montessori heart sing!

measuring and sanding
i’m making a bus!

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