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Charter School students get hands-on carpentry practice building birdhouses


May 10, 2016

LARRY JOHNSON leds a steady hand to Tommy Crawford, 7, as Tommy builds his birdhouse. Behind Tommy, Damian Ryan, 7, busilly works on his project while Cailah Residor, 7, observes.

Some students at Sweet Home Charter School got their first shot at building something on Thursday, May 5.

Others were old pros.

Eli Cruz, 6, brought his own toolbox to work on a birdhouse project sponsored and overseen by Home Depot.

Eli noted he has done some other jobs at home, such as constructing his wooden toolbox and making a gift for a neighbor.

“I built a bird table for my neighbor, Michelle,” he said. “She put bird food on it and they ate it.”

Now he has a finished birdhouse to add to his list of completed projects.

Students in personalized orange Home Depot aprons f...

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