Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Glass Bead Blowing in 8th grade, say what?

Glass Beads blown by 8th grade students made into wire bracelets.
 
Glass beads cooling on steel mandrels
 
Glass beads that are ready for the next step
 
Glass bead bracelets in the making. These will be auctioned off at our Maclay Auction.
 
First batch of beads...so cool
 
Glass beads from first class of the day
 
Now, using a torch in class is way fun
 
Sometimes it takes more than once to get the hang of it
 
This this is a good Essential Question. Think about it. How does this one lesson alone bind other subjects? Science for sure. Math? I think so...I could go on and on =) I have this posted on my door as the kids leave they can ponder this for 2016!
 
Posted on Maclay School's Instagram
 
 Posted on Maclay School's Instagram - love seeing the faces of the kids actually blowing the beads!
How did I learn to do this?
Bought a kit from Sax and practiced. Excellent unit to teach!
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