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(no subject)Re: I need a pencil

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Jerry & Anne Carman-Hendel (hendel)
Tue, 14 Apr 1998 16:23:11

About 10 years ago I went to one of the discount stores and bought
several plastic baskets. I put one on each table and they contain crayons,
scissors and glue--all marked "art room" in permanent marker. I also have a
basket on the corner of my desk with pencils that I have picked up in the
room. I tell the kids that these are supplies they may borrow when they're
working in the art room so they don't need to announce what they DON'T have
when they get there, which just uses up time. You do have to go through
the explanation with each class in the beginning, but it's worth it in the
long run. And I have had very few items missing through the years. I teach
grades 1-5 at two el. schools and it's worked out well.
About "messing up". If we all got ten $ for every time we heard that we
could all go on a cruise! I think it depends on the individual. You've got
to find out what messing up means to them. Sometimes they'll find a
creative solution, and in some instances, truly need a new paper. You might
check the archives from March artsednet. I think there was some
conversation about that very thing.
Hope the borrowers and pillagers of materials get over it.

Anne C-H in the Illinois cornfields

>The question of the day is : What do I say to a kid who always says""I MESSED
>UP!" and wants new paper. All of you in cyberspace artland-what do you do in
>that situation? Also, what about the student who always says: "I need a
>pencil!" And--
>another thing --remember I wrote all of you about the teachers who want to
>(and never bring back) art supplies or who demand art supplies immediately
>while I'm
>teaching another class? Well, a lot of you gave me some great advice as to
>what to do about that and you should see how Everyone is reacting from anger
>to more anger! Anyone have an idea as to what I should do for the next step?
>Should I see the principal? Thanks to All!!!