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Here is my woodworking classes' entry into our schools door decorating contest. We have an unfair advantage that I will exploit to win (anything to win is almost my motto). We are an outbuilding that was connected last year by a corridor, most of the doors in the school open up into the hallway, typical, so teachers are limited to a small area around their door and it is difficult for most to work in more than just a 2d plane. But what the hey, I take every advantage I can to win, right!

When I taught middle school shop, I had a display cabinet that I could put my little tree with it's tape measure garland and keychain tapes and mini spring clamps for ornaments in so that the kids would not mess with it.

I rec'd the email from the door decorating sponsor and my first reaction was, "that silly door decorating contest, people are just going to put wrapping paper on their doors again" I then headed up to check my mailbox and as I came back, something hit me and I came up with the santa's workshop entrance idea. I pitched it to the kids and they went to town.

THere are even speakers in the ceiling which run to my office and to finish it off, I have "a toolbox Christmas" playng, where most of the music is created by tools.

My wife even loved it enough to use it as our christmas card pic!

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That is a really cool display. As far as taking unfair advantages, I always say if you have it, flaunt it.

Tell the kids great job and keep up the good work!
 

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Real clever! Even having not seen the rest of the entries, its pretty obvious that your classroom's a shoo-in for that contest.
 

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Great Work!

I am going to pass your idea along to to the Carpentry Instructors at the Vocational School where I used to teach. The school has one of these contests every year and this will certainly bring the first prize to the carpentry kids.

Thanks for the idea!

Lew
 

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Very creative. You're having too much fun!
 

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Lew-If they do, get a picture :)
 

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Looks like a lot of fun! I am sure that the kids at school enjoy it.
 

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Wonderful doorway. Not only creative but it puts their skills to good use. I'm sure the other teahcers are jealous.
 

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use the skills available to you or you are just wasting the talent!!
Excellent job.
 

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I wish I saw this before I wraped my door with wrapping paper. Next year victory will be mine.
 

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Very Nice. i like it, So when can i come get some Toys? LOL

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Thats one of the coolest things I have ever seen! :) Those kids did a bang up job. Hope you gave them extra credit. lol
 
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