A few weeks ago I bought an LCD projector and the company I bought it from threw in a mini 6 in one camcorder. The Tekxon V5300 is as small as a cell phone so I hope to carry it around during the day to take more photos and videos of class activities. Tomorrow in eighth grade we start to stain the oak end tables. We will spend three days on this and then apply coats of polyurethane the following four days. The last two days of the quarter we will spend waxing and buffing the tables and attaching the drawer pulls. I will try to get some film of the students staining their tables tomorrow.
Galyn Wiemers is the middle school shop teacher at Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School in Dallas Center, Iowa. Mr. Wiemers' classes in the shop consist of an introductory class for sixth graders, 18 modules for seventh grade that include industrial and technological projects and a nine week woodworking class where each eighth grader builds an end table from oak.