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Beginning in Grade 3, Peck students explore the world of woodworking. The skills they build while mastering the use of hand tools and machinery often complement cross-curricular themes and projects, such as sawing and sanding to create folk toys as part of a larger study of regional history.
  • Real-world Construction: With a real-world focus, the woodshop challenges students to use their hands and heads to bring concrete solutions to life.  Students have built clocks, stools, mazes, and chessboards in the past.
  • Cross-Curricular: Woodworking teacher Mark Mortensen has been collaborating with teachers in other disciplines to blend woodworking projects with assignments in other subjects. 
  • 8th Grade Capstone: The woodworking shop is also an excellent resource for students working on their capstone projects. 



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