In today’s woodwork class, you’ll be building a pencil case. I have given you all instructions to follow. Up the front here are the wood and tools, so when you’re ready, let’s get started!
*All the kids rush up the front and
frantically gather all the tools and supplies they need, before heading back to
It looks like you’ve made a good start here
Price: Thanks. I made one of these a few years ago, it was really
easy. Wayne showed me how it was done.
Speaking of Wayne, how are you
Bennett: I forgot.
to build this thing. I know there’s wood involved and some other stuff. It was
all so clear to me before class started, but now … I just don’t know
Where are the instructions I gave you?
Bennett: I just don’t
Smith: Why don’t you get your fatty friend to buy you some new
Brian, that’s not very nice. Now let’s have a look at your
Smith: I’ve finished! See, it flies really well
Brian, you are supposed to make a pencil case, not a paper
Smith: Ohhhhh! I was wondering why everyone else was doing it
Focus Brian. Now, what’s all this fuss over here?
McLennan: BULL! You stole my stuff!
Hasler: No I
McLennan: Well someone did, and you’re the only one who’s finished
I must say Des, that is a magnificent pencil case you’ve made
there, easily the best I’ve ever seen.
Hasler: No it isn’t. Craig’s is
Bellamy: No way!
Bennett: Dessies is easily the best. Teachers pet!
Okay boys that’ll do, now how is ……
*interrupted by a loud
Kearney: I can’t do this, it’s too hard! I’m going home!
*storms out crying*
Oh dear, what dramatics! Now what’s going on here,
why haven’t you boys started building yet? Geoff?
Toovey: My mum says I’m
not allowed to use the saw, but my dad says if I don’t I’ll be a sissy.
I’ll have a word with your parents. Now Neil, what are you doing? Why
aren’t you building?
Henry: I’m just cleaning up these bits of wood so
that they match the other pieces. This one gave me a splinter, this other one
had a crack in it, and this one was just old and needed cleaning.
but don’t waste too much time doing that. Now Ivan, why are you
Cleary: I swapped my wood with Shane in exchange for his
How are you going to make a pencil case with a half-eaten
Cleary: Oh … err … um … I didn’t think about that.
John, where are all your supplies and tools?
Cartwright: I couldn’t get
Why not? There’s plenty there.
Cartwright: Daddy said he
can’t afford it.
Oh I see. And Anthony, you haven’t made a start yet
either, what are you doing?
Griffin: *speaking to himself while looking
under the bench* … it was here last class …
Sorry! I’ve lost my hammer. I had it here last lesson. I can’t nail it all
together without it.
Furner: Oh Fiddlesticks!
What’s the matter
Furner: I’ve accidentally glued my nose to the hammer and I’ve
nailed my hand to the saw handle.
WHAT?! How did you even get glue on
Furner: I think Tim did it. He said he was trying something
different. An honest mistake I’m sure.
Tim, what is the meaning of
Sheens: Ah yes, I was trying to use the hammer to close the glue
bottle. Had a bit of an oops.
I’d say! Now what is this that you’ve
Sheens: It’s a pencil case. Obviously, there’s been some issues.
Shane took some of my pieces …
Flanagan: No I didn’t! I asked if you wanted
them and you said ‘no’.
Price: He said the thing to me too, and then snatched
the piece back after he said I could have it.
Ok boys, settle. Tim, what
are you doing?
Sheens: Well I’m trying to staple this bit of glue onto
this sticky tape here and I reckon that’ll hold it all together.
wrong with following the instructions?
Sheens: I don’t need
Okay. Shane, I see you’ve finished. It’s a bit motley, but
still looks very good.
Monaghan: Mines better than
Toovey: It’s not better than Dessies
Hasler: Yes it is!