This is a project to build a house for the birds in my backyard "After researching on the web I discovered that each type of bird has certain features they like to see in a birdhouse. I wanted to build a house for a wren or a chickadee. The other bird houses in my backyard have starlings in it, which prefer a bigger hole and a bigger house. The birdhouse needed to be made out of natural products (wood), and with paint only on the outside. I chose not to put a perch as I read that birds can get in and out without one. The entrance hole for a wren is at 1 inch and 1/8th. I drew the pieces of the bird house on a piece of paper with a ruler to make sure the pieces would fit together. Than I drew the lines on a wood board for my father to cut the pieces with a power saw. Then I marked the pieces in the locations they would be joined together using wood biscuits and glue. Once the pieces were marked, my father used an electric biscuit joiner to cut the slots for the biscuits. I them put all the pieces of wood for the bird house walls and bottom together with out glue, using the biscuits on their own just to make sure everything fit. I then disassembled and reassembled the birdhouse walls, but this time also using wood glue and let the project dry overnight. The two pieces for the roof were added also using glue but with wood screws instead of biscuits. After painting the bird house in natural brown, I installed a metal frame under the house, so a long hollow metal pole could screw into it. We then planted the pole in the ground so that the birdhouse was high up, to keep birds safe."
Apprendre dans notre espace créatif naturel, c’est simplement expérimenter pour de vrai, c’est de voir nos élèves en action, heureux, des élèves qui s’entraident, qui mettent à profit leurs connaissances et leurs compétences et qui proposent ensemble des solutions et des stratégies.