|Project by clieb91||posted 11-19-2012 01:01 AM||1833 views||2 times favorited||24 comments|
My daughter is already in first grade(time sure flies) and we are working on her focus and concentration while doing schoolwork. One decision that we made was to move her homework away from the kitchen table and to a nice quite nook in the dining room. It was decided that she needed a proper crayon and pencil holder to help her find her stuff faster then sorting through a pile or the large container that it has been in (causing a major distraction)
I enlisted her help to build the new holder. We measured the windowsill it would sit on and decided on the proper size, then found the needed wood. She helped all the way through, from glue up to final sanding. She even drilled the holes using the drill press and helped make a couple of cuts using the chop saw. As always shop safety was stressed at all points and she did an awesome job. Working in the shop is just one more way I am trying to teach her that focus.
I look forward to the next project as I am having a better and better time with her in the shop when she will join me.
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