Woodshop 101

Oliver started a little class last week at the community center, and let me just say that dancing kittens could not have been any cuter! It practically took my breath away to see a bunch of 4-6 years olds banging around with hammers, learning to cut with saws - making things! They had total freedom to come up with their own creations using wood scraps, nails and imagination. No set idea or example to follow, just go for it! Seriously, Ollie was in heaven. He instantly got to work sawing, using the vice grip (vice grip, I tell you!) to hold his stuff securely. He had a little smile on his face the entire hour, except for when he was really thinking. You know he's really thinking when he sticks his tongue out of the corner of his mouth a little bit (a family trait). 

Looking through the door - he's tightening the vice. Adorable!

His teacher rolls around the classroom in this old chair,
checking out the kids' progress. Super cool.

On the drive home, Ollie said to no one in particular, but in a very dreamy voice, "I love woodshop..." I think I have to sign him up for the next fifty years of classes!

1 comment:

Kat Sloma said...

Jenny, you have such a wonderful way of describing things. I enjoy all of your stories, the pictures are just the icing on the cake. I can just hear him saying, "I love woodshop..." from your description. :)