PROJECTS and WORKBOOKS
Our projects and workbooks are shipped directly to your school in a complete Classroom Kit offering everything for a full woodworking experience for the elementary classroom. Each kit includes a cross-curricular Workbook with illustrated assembly instructions (a digital copy of the workbook is also sent to you to share with your students), all pre-cut and pre-drilled wood pieces needed to complete the projects, wood glue, nails or screws where required, sanding blocks and sandpaper. The kits have been designed for teachers with no woodworking experience and helpful Teacher’s Reference Guides accompany the Workbooks. Our Classroom Kits are packaged for 24 students; for classrooms of more than 24 students, we offer Top-up kits with 3 additional student units.
Our new Entrepreneurship Classroom Kits are packages of 12 student building units with the intent that students team up to create their own companies to build projects for sale and recover the cost of the Kit purchase! These are being offered in response to teacher requests for great projects that students can build and both learn about entrepreneurship and manufacturing and pay for the kits themselves. It’s a win-win situation. The workbook for the Mason Bee House and the Toy Factory Entrepreneurship kits are simplified and focus on manufacturing the project as part of a company. Easy-to-follow illustrated instructions are included for teachers and students with no woodworking experience. A Teacher’s Reference Guide is not required for these workbooks.
Tools and safety goggles are not included in the kits; some projects use nails or screws and some projects use only wood glue for assembly. Shipping fees are not included in prices. We ship via Canada Post or courier and we will find the best shipping fee for each order.
While the Workbooks have grade level recommendations, it is important to note that these are only recommendations. You are the best judge of what works best for your students. You may choose to teach all lessons in the Workbook or select those that best suit your program. The Bird Feeder, Logging Truck and Bird House Workbooks are also available in French.
The MAKER BLOCKS set consists of 300 small wooden blocks (triangles, circles, squares, narrow and wide rectangles) for students in K-1 to create designs. The Workbook offers simple lessons in math, shape recognition, 2D and 3D design and creating letters and numbers with blocks; this resource may be used year after year in your classroom – a Teacher’s Reference Guide is not required for this project. The BUILD-A-BUDDY Workbook offers simple lessons for students in Grade 2; a Teacher’s Reference Guide is not required for this project. These kits contain small parts and adult supervision is required.
Classroom Kits approved for Funding from ITA
The woodworking program can contribute to a successful Maker Way experience in your classroom (previously called Maker Days). These Classroom Kits have been approved by Industry Training Authority (ITA) as a resource for their Youth Discover the Trades grant for your school.
To see the woodworking program in action at a Maker Way event that was sponsored by ITA, click on the link below and scroll down to the second video on the page. http://www.sd81.bc.ca/fnss/career-center/ Thank you Fort Nelson School District for allowing us to share this video. Contact ITA at: Layton@itabc.ca for information about their Discover the Trades grant for your school’s Maker Way event. We offer our thanks to ITA for supporting resources that introduce trade careers to young students.
CLICK on the Workbook below to see what is in each Classroom Kit
content coming soon for MASON BEE HOUSE and TOY FACTORY Entrepreneurship Kits!