For a 3rd year in a row, our Grade 3 students are busy constructing their very own ukuleles. This project has become a class favorite, as girls are guided through the process with Mr. Louie, our dynamic Maker Teacher. This year, Grade 8 students regularly work with our Grade 3 girls, helping with the ukulele construction and strengthening sisterhood along the way.
Our students are doing the following to make the ukuleles:
-Use a band saw to cut wood (plywood for the bodies, oak for the sides and neck, walnut for the bridge)
-Cut the wood for the body
-Paint the body
-Cut the neck
-Sand the edges
-Glue on the neck, drill holes for pegs, nails for frets
-Attach strings to tuners
Later in the school year, Grade 3 students will have the opportunity to perform with these self-created instruments.