I was using hammers with 4th grade students without any problems what so
ever. If I had a set up (secured vises) I would let them use coping saws. I
have tons of them from the previous art teacher who did quite a bit of wood
working. Right now for expedience sake...I use power tools to cut and drill
wood. I am hoping to work using tools into my curriculum in the next year or
or so. Most of my students grow up in homes where the parents do not even do
the most simple repair chores on thier own. The love working with tools but
have no one to teach them!
I learned this skill in school, (JR. high, I thought I was taking as art
class and signed up for Industrial Arts...lol......aka...SHOP! lololol) and
it has been valuable my whole life.
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