Woodworking – Kevin McGuire

The woodworking class started out talking about why they signed up for the class and what they have done in the past. Some wanted to build things and others wanted to learn how to use tools to help with projects around the house. Everyone was eager to jump right in, and wow, I was impressed.

We started using the scroll saw and went over safety and how to use the machine. It takes time and practice to make a good cut. We made some practice cuts and everyone picked up how to it, and the other tools quickly. It was a great first day.

Once everyone had a chance to use the equipment, we had a break and we all got to know each other a little better through icebreaker games and the students started talking and opening up more.

Teamwork is important when building, some projects take more than one person and sometimes you have to share tools. Today we had some students finish a step sooner than others and they all helped each other by sharing tools and giving others advice. I am very impressed with this class and how well everyone is working tougher, how they follow instruction and ask for help. It also great to see them thinking and being creative with their project.

The students are working very hard and by the end of the week they will have used the scroll saw, chop saw, table saw, and the favorite belt sander. I am enjoying watching them work, and learn.

Swim and Field Games – Kyle Hagerthey and Kristen McDowel

Soccer pinball, 2 vs 2 basketball, and the popular 3 vs 3 soccer are all on the agenda this week for field games!

We have been learning freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke!  Having swimming relays, kickboard wars, learning breaststroke or push and pull through hula hoops! Always a challenge,  trying to tread water and keep your head on the top. We’re having a cannonball of a time at the Pool!