- Woods is currently being taught in a 95-minute block, semester long class, and is open to students grades 10-12.
- It is important to ATTEND each class session. The discussions and presentations that take place during the period are difficult, if not impossible to repeat on an individual basis. Tardiness and/or absences can negatively impact the final grade.
- Electronic devices such as cell phones, ipods, etc. must be turned off and put away upon entering the classroom. Failure to do so will engage appropriate disciplinary actions.
- Students will be responsible for passing all safety tests with a score of 100% before being allowed to operate that piece of equipment/tool. Make up tests will be given outside of class time…between 8 – 8:20am, or after school, in room D126.
- Students will need to complete various worksheets relating to book chapters, class discussions, machine operation safety, and basics woodworking methods and procedures. Any student who does not have their worksheet done at the time it is due will receive a zero for that assignment.
- Quizzes or tests may be given over materials or procedures. A comprehensive written test will be given at the end of the semester.
- Prior to starting a project, students will be expected to:
- Generate complete plans
- Create an accurate parts list and bill of materials
- Devise a plan of procedure for work needed to complete the project
- Create a schedule for completion of work
All this written information will need to be turned in with the completed project for a grade.
- Students will be required to complete two preliminary projects before they are allowed to work on projects of their own choosing. These projects are paperweight clip and an edge-to-edge gluing project. Following completion of these projects, students may choose from a wide range of final project plans supplied by the teacher. Students will be encouraged to choose a project that will be within their range of abilities, while still being challenging. The goal is that students produce a project that they can be proud of for years to come! In addition to the 2 preliminary projects, students will need to complete a wood lathe project before the end of the semester. The student selected final project and the wood lathe project will be weighted grade based on difficulty. NOT COST! Many students in the past have completed challenging “A” weight projects that cost less than $13.
- Students will be supplied with the materials necessary to complete a minimum project. Students who choose to make a project that exceeds the minimum will need to purchase the additional materials needed. I will take student wood requests around quarter break time and make a trip to our supplier to obtain wood for the rest of the semester. Generally, the costs I can offer students here at school is much cheaper than obtaining wood elsewhere. Students may bring in wood from home, provided it is clean and does not pose a risk of damaging machines by handling it. Any project which requires purchased materials in excess of $20 dollars above the school supplied allotment for that project will require written parental permission.
- Students are expected to behave in a manner conducive to a safe working environment. Failure to behave in an appropriate manner may result in the individual being removed from the class.
- Students will need to take responsibility for shop clean-up each day.
- Grading is based on the following: Q1 Q2
- written assignments 20 % 5 %
- graded project scores 60 % 70 %
- employability 10 % 15 %
- quiz and test scores 10 % 10 %
Employability: 4 points each day
1 point – on time
2 points – work ethic/behavior
1 point – clean up