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[teacherartexchange] Prepping for next year

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staciemich_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Apr 21 2006 - 09:12:18 PDT


Hi guys,
The school year is winding down (thank goodness!). I have been asked
by the administration to write up a proposal of what I really need to
have a functioning art room. Besides having a larger room, which I
don't think is possible, I want to at least request storage and
shelving and equipment. What do you guys think is super important for
any art teacher to have?

I finally got my drying rack this week and am currently trying to put
it together. Another item that I really want is a better paper cutter
because mine is a cheap plastic one that rips the paper. Other than
that, I only have one counter top with cabinets beneath it, two stand
up filing cabinets, one three shelf book case, eight tables for 31-2
students, a projector, one computer for myself and a broken black and
white printer. That's about it, besides the consumables...crayons,
tempera paint, colored pencils, markers, pastels, drawing paper and
construction paper.

I'd like to have a better way to store the 400 or so portfolios because
right now they are falling out of my storage cabinet. I'm also
wondering if I need to request better tables. I have skinny longs
tables that fit four students very tightly.

Any ideas? Any great products you could recommend? I'd love to do
clay, but we have no kiln, and I don't have any storage as of now.

Thanks,
Stacie D.

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