Duration: 90 Minutes We can take up to 25 students per class
What you can expect Each incursion starts with a short Safety Talk & the students try on safety spectacles.
Then the students enjoy a mat-time talk with a fun engaging demonstration (with cute props) about the importance of trees in sustaining our environment.
The students love it and more importantly ... they GET it.
Everybody within one group works on the same project. This way each student can easily follow Jim's demonstration.
Then the "serious" woodworking begins.
Jim facilitates the students where needed & asks leading questions to help guide them through their own creative process.
Each student makes (and takes home) her/his own proper wooden toy.
If that's not enough,
each student then gets even more creative in their own individual UNSTRUCTURED way with our creative box of random wooden shapes, blocks, and dowels.
This often leads to some very surprising results!
In addition ...
If you let us know in advance, we will do our best to incorporate the learning intentions of your class within the guidelines of the (revised) Victorian Curriculum.
We can incorporate learning areas such as History & Geography, Science, Design & Technologies, Critical & Creative Thinking & cross-curriculum priorities including Sustainability Education (which is embedded within all our incursions).
Our incursions also tie in really well with the STEM/STEAM inquiry units.
Our current choices of wooden toys:
(Teacher's most popular choice.)
As with all our wooden toys, this project can also be painted as a follow up activity.
The result could look something like this ...
No battery-driven screwdrivers used with this toy.
$475 + GST per group/incursion We are based on the Mornington Peninsula. For distances from 25 km,a flat rate of $25 travel cost is incurred. For distances above, we work on a sliding scale per kilometre. Click here for the areas we currently cater for.
Jim and I sat together and spent hours (days really) tailoring the VEYLDF Learning Outcomes to our Little Woodworkers® incursions to show you the benefits. So, please take advantage of them. They're perfect for the student's school reports (after the incursion).