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RE: [teacherartexchange] art room furniture


From: Peshette, Alix (apeshette_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 08:28:45 PDT

Cut an X into the surface of the tennis ball with an x-acto-knife or
utility knife. Push the chair or stool leg through the slit - it will
keep the tennis ball on the chair. Hope this helps.

Alix E. Peshette
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Placer County Office of Education
360 Nevada St.
Auburn, CA. 95603 USA

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-----Original Message-----
From: Gayle Parent []
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 8:16 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] art room furniture

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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