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Re: [teacherartexchange] art room furniture

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From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Aug 05 2008 - 09:20:20 PDT


Thanks everyone for the tennis ball tips!
Gayle

On Aug 5, 2008, at 9:14 AM, Cheryl Lloyd wrote:

> 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
> everyone.
>
> Cheri Lloyd
> Art Teacher/ Beginning Teacher Mentor
> Whitmore Charter School of the Arts and Technology
> 3435 Don Pedro Road
> Ceres, CA 95307
> 209.556.1610
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marcy Bogdanich [mailto:marcy@zoominternet.net]
> 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" <gayleparent@gmail.com> 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.
> 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" <holmgren@lakedalelink.net>
>>> 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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