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.
THE PECK SCHOOL
247 South Street | Morristown, NJ 973-539-8660
Northern New Jersey's timeless and transformative co-ed independent elementary and middle school education for grades K-8.