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Re: [teacherartexchange] art room furniture


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 08:16:03 PDT

Could someone tell me how to cut the tennis balls so that they go
onto the stool legs? I have one school where they are already in
place, and another where there are no tennis balls. The scraping
drives me nuts. I tried to cut a tennis ball with a box cutter and
got nowhere. Just use more muscle?

On Aug 5, 2008, at 7:09 AM, menichino wrote:

> Mary --
> I am fortunate enough to have a double size room (I know, it's
> incredible). One side I have set up for 3-5th grade and I have
> stools. The kids are able to turn and face wherever they need to for
> the lesson and I no longer notice the sound of the scraping of the
> stools on the floor, but sometimes visitors will point it out. Tennis
> balls would help! On my K-2 side, however, I have shorter tables with
> smaller than normal chairs. Our little guys are way too wiggly to
> handle sitting on stools safely, and some of the kids with
> disabilities would have difficulty as well. Although some children do
> often find unusually creative ways to sit on the little chairs!
> (which reminds me, when you are walking with elementary kids in a
> group or line, does anyone else feel like they are looking at the
> Monty Python skit about the Ministry of Silly Walks?)
> Liz in rural NY
> Subject: art room furniture
> From: "Holmgren" <>
> Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 11:55:42 -0500
> X-Message-Number: 7
> I have been given the opportunity to order new tables for my art
> room. I
> teach K-2nd grade kids, and my room is quite small--a regular
> classroom that
> was converted to an art room years ago. I have been functioning
> with six
> 36" x 72" tables--that have functioned quite well in the space--I
> use 5
> tables for students and use the sixth table to set out supplies for
> the
> various projects. My tables are pretty high for the kdgn. kids, so
> I am
> thinking of adjustable height tables, but am going to stay with the
> same
> dimensions. I am considering asking for stools to replace the ancient
> chairs that I now have. What do others of you have in your rooms?
> Do you
> prefer stools to chairs?
> Thanks,
> Mary H.
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