Dept. of Technology / Dept. of Family & Consumer Sciences / Teachers College
View Elementary (PVE) School
KINDERGARTEN PRODUCTION LINE
Pleasant View Elementary (PVE) School kindergarten
classes from the Yorktown School are invited to come to Ball
State University again this spring to participate in an
annual production activity.
This is the 10th year in a row that all of the
kindergarten classes have come to BSU.
The product design is shown here, both
by itself and in a simple package:
While at Ball State,
the students will become employees of
the PVE MANUFACTURING COMPANY.
The 4 production
periods will include between 25 and 50 workers. The production facility in the
Applied Technology Building / Room 215 will be set-up like
this . . .
Over the years, PVE students have made TIC-TAC-TOE
games, vehicles (a sailboat or a Yorktown school bus), a
tool box full of school supplies, and a plant hanger.
Here are links to the photographs from other years
when PVE students built small products: PRODUCTION
SPRING 2012 PRODUCTION
SPRING 2011 PRODUCTION
SPRING 2008 [ Click on each link, then hit
"back" on your browser! ]
Photographs from the Tuesday, February 19th (AM) production activity are below:
Orientation for kindergarten "workers" from the classes of
Mrs. Lepley's (left,
back) and Mrs. Wilhelm's (right, back)
The workers had to drill 3 holes for pencils
station was a busy station
|The wheels and axles were glued in the bus bodies
||Packaging the Pencil Holders took a lot of
A drill press was used to add 2 axles holes to each bus
|Sanding helped smooth all
A production worker at the sanding station
|Sanding can be fun, yet noisy!
A miter saw was used to cut the axles to length
assembly station involved gluing wheels and axles
Assembly can be a "messy" operation
|This packaging station had plenty of workers
These sanders are listening to final instructions
|This station was for gluing
wheels and axles
Sometimes a mallet was helpful during assembly
|The final station was the packaging area