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Lesson Plans

Re: Classroom Cleaning

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Thu, 05 Aug 1999 17:22:13 -0500

Howdy ,
This cleaning talk reminded me of last year when my 7th graders decided to
get creative with clean-up.
My rule is simple , everything in it's place or where you found it. Cleaning
is done cooperatively by the students who sit together at a table. Anyhow
,one day the students at one particular table knew as usual to place the
materails neatly in the center of the table, but got an idea. They made a
sculpture ( of sorts) out the materials ( I think it was brushes, scissors,
papers ect.). It was quite funny and caught on with the rest of the class.
Each day each table tried to out do each other who could stack materials
creatively. It sure made the clean-up fun and done with less fooling around
because they were all busy discussing how to stack the materials.

Alicia Kinane wrote:

> Hi -
> During my student teaching and subsequent work on my own -- I found
> some great cleanup rules. For paper, drawing projects -- all must in
> order, in portfolios and lockers before being dismissed. The class
> would simply wait until this was done. For painting, there were
> clean-up crews assigned daily. The sink needed rinsing but that was
> about it. When I taught industrial technology, the same was true.
> Supplies were counted and checked in, sawdust was swept and all was in
> order. Late passes are not given and classes learn quickly that cleanup
> and respect for the room are very inportant.
> Alicia Higgins-Kinane