Building is Not Just for the Birds

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More than 30 students from the Glen Cove High School WISE program and the National Junior Honor Society from Finley Middle School joined representatives from multiple area Home Depot stores to teach Deasy Elementary School kindergarteners how to build birdhouses. Many Deasy parents also served as handy mentors for the project, as the sweet sounds of hammers and nails permeated through the school’s cafeteria. The project served as a nice hands-on complement to the kindergartners studies on wood and was a good mentoring experience for the older students. Each kindergartner brought home a birdhouse while some extra houses built will be hung from the school’s 100-yeard old maple tree and near the school’s outdoor enclosed garden.