The cost of these basically 5 sets of various handtools for voc-ed is $587, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
I will teach 6th grade at a new middle school campus this year. As a part of the 6th grade middle school experience, students take part in an Exploratory Wheel class. For the Exploratory Wheel class, I will teach an introduction to vocational arts. This will be a kind of "pre" woodshop, home ec, engineering class in which students will use simple handtools to build a small woodworking project, hand sewing to create a patchwork pillow, and various media to create simple engineering projects. In this class students will have a chance to develop fine motor skills and life skills by working with various kinds of hand tools that they will encounter in everyday life. They will have a chance to be introduced to vocational arts. For many students in this highly academically-oriented school population, this might be one of the only opportunities they will have to work with their hands to problem solve. Others, for whom academics has been a struggle, may find a whole new way to connect to school and learning. To complete these projects, the class of approx. 20-25 students will be in groups of four. Each group will need a hand saw and miter box, sanding block, hammer, cordless electric drill and drill bits, rasp, pliers, assorted sewing needles, sewing shears, measuring tapes, small/fine paint brushes. I believe that practical, vocational arts experiences are fast nearing extinction and that all students benefit from the practical knowlege and lessons these kind of opportunities offer.
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|Craftsman Cordless 3/8" drill 7.2 volts • Orchard Supply Hardware||$29.99||1||$29.99|
|Craftsman 2 Gal. Shop vacuum • Orchard Supply Hardware||$29.99||1||$29.99|
|Craftsman miter box • Orchard Supply Hardware||$19.99||3||$59.97|
|Nicholson 4in Hand file • Orchard Supply Hardware||$11.99||5||$59.95|
|8" sewing shears • Nasco||$9.45||5||$47.25|
|Nicholson 6" round file • Orchard Supply Hardware||$6.99||5||$34.95|
|MITER BOX SAW SET MINI • Nasco||$6.33||5||$31.65|
|8 OZ STEEL HAMMER W/CLAWS • Nasco||$4.67||5||$23.35|
|Hyde sanding block • Orchard Supply Hardware||$3.99||5||$19.95|
|PLIERS LONG NOSE 6 1/2" • Nasco||$3.61||5||$18.05|
|Nicholson file handle • Orchard Supply Hardware||$3.49||5||$17.45|
|Dual Scale Measuring Tapes (Set of 4) • Delta Education||$2.95||2||$5.90|
|5-COUNT ARTIST HOBBY BRUSHES -- Prang Art Brushes; 5-Count Hobby • Quill Corporation||$2.69||5||$13.45|
|HAND SEWING NEEDLES • Nasco||$1.12||5||$5.60|
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