Today was the first day of Tinkering School After School for the fall season of 2016! We started off strong with a great group of kids learning some new skills and making some new friends.
After discussing goals and group agreements, it was time to dive into tool training. We started off learning how to use the chop say and getting comfortable wearing safety goggles and earmuffs.
Next on the list was clamps. Although they were not as loud or dangerous as the chop saw, we quickly learned that they could be just as much fun.
After clamps we went into drill training. Drills are the most versatile tool used at the Tinkering School, so we spent the most time learning them.
After completing the projects and cleaning up, we have closing circle. Noe describes how she learned what all the little buttons on the drills mean. Jules comments on how necessary it is to wear ear protection in the chop saw room. Everyone is tired from school that day, but tried harder than usual and crammed a bunch of new skills into only a couple of hours. Until next Tuesday, when we reveal our session project!