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RE: [teacherartexchange] art room furniture


From: Cheryl Lloyd (clloyd_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 09:14:10 PDT

I noticed while looking through Really Good Stuff (teacher catalog) that
you can buy tennis balls that are for chair legs. I would much rather
spend my money on supplies, but I thought I would mention it to

Cheri Lloyd
Art Teacher/ Beginning Teacher Mentor
Whitmore Charter School of the Arts and Technology
3435 Don Pedro Road
Ceres, CA 95307

-----Original Message-----
From: Marcy Bogdanich []
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 9:05 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] art room furniture

I use a utility knife, cutting an "X" in the top...went through several
blades for 30 stools.

On 8/5/08 11:16 AM, "Gayle Parent" <> wrote:

> 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?
> Gayle
> 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.
>> balls would help! On my K-2 side, however, I have shorter tables
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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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