First off, trying to get these pics off of my Iphone was very time consuming, so there were a lot not featured here - but you can see more on the class Facebook site: Mr G's BWMS Art Class
I heard that students could practice carving by using a sweet potato and an x-acto knife. Well, we had several accidents when the project started so I had to switch gears.
My students never brought in logs for me to use, so we ended up using the hammers and chisels from that project on our sweet potatos.
I was surprised with what the students came up with, but I wish they could have used a bit more creativity on it, instead of basically turning them into Jack-O-Lanterns. I think next year, they will have to make them into the heads of animals - something they can clearly understand as three dimensional.