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NAEC Grade 6/7 Class builds up for Father’s Dayby Megan Tully, Cassidy Wilson, Emma Fuller and Shannon Delyea - Grade 7 students
Photo by Rebecca Kelsey
Ms. Lucas’ grade 6/7 class at North Addington Education Centre had many ideas about what to make their dads for the special day designated for fathers. After some discussion, it was apparent that the students were interested in building something for their fathers. With the help of the high school shop teacher, Mr. Defosse, the grade 6/7 class decided toolboxes were a great idea.
Over the course of three days, Mr. Defosse took groups of students consisting of three to four people at a time to construct these cool boxes. Having the wood pre-cut meant the class had to determine how to best assemble and fasten the wood together. With the help from some high school woodworking students, the toolboxes came out a success. The process was fun to do and outstanding to look at when they were finished. Greg Garey (Grade 6) said, “this project was very fun and my toolbox turned out really nice, especially after I sanded and painted it”. After the class completed all the boxes, they were admired by passing students and teachers.
The weekend was almost upon us and students had to decide what they would do with the boxes once they took them home. The boxes were left unfinished so that students and fathers could decide whether to personalize the gift at home by painting or decorating or leaving the natural wood as is. Either way, the toolboxes were a creative and funky father’s day gift that all of the students’ fathers thoroughly enjoyed. When asked what her father thought of the toolbox, Nicole Kellar (Grade 6) said, “My dad and I plan to paint the toolbox together and then he will use it in the garage”.
The grade 6/7 class would like to extend a huge thank you to Brad from Yourway Building Centre for donating some materials to help make these funky tool boxes happen. We would not have been able to create such a unique gift without your support!