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Lesson Plans


re: Colored pencils and sharpeners

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 09:51:17 -0500


I had the same problem last year, when I had HS coming over to
take art (I am in the elem). When I was there it was not a
problem, but everytime I had a sub, something was missing.
For the elementary kids (I do K-6 only now), I have one per
table with a number on it. I keep them in a special place that
is accessible, but not at their tables. When they need to
sharpen a colored pencil, they walk over to that spot (which has
a trash can) and use the one with their table # on it. If we
are doing a MAJOR colored pencil project, I let them have them
on the tables, but we ALWAYS check before each class leaves to
make sure ALL supplies are where they should be. We count
markers (if we are using them), pencils, colored pencils,
sharpeners, etc. PLus, everything is numbered according to
tables. THis is a pain sometimes, but I have trained them and
the kids will tell me if something is missing. Has really
helped cut down on losses (plus I tell them that I buy lots of
things with my own money and they seem to understand it better ~
and they have to repay me if they break something!)

teri

PS: Bunki has a great idea for storing colored pencils: Clear
tennis ball containers. I guess you could put the sharpener in
there and could see if it was returned when class was ending...