This file sent to me from Roberta Dunkle was also a great motivator (I
called it the Survival Kit for the Art Room Culture)...I would use it
frequently. Everyone was given a copy to keep in their folders in personal
tote trays (you could put it in the sketchbooks or personal folders).
Sometimes all I would have to do is ask them where their toothpick
was?....or where their rubber band was? (you get the idea)....They knew that
I always had my eraser (tee-hee....and lucky for me they had them too ---
smile)...I never had a problem with chewing gum (we were a NO GUM school). I
just had them stick it up on a no-gum poster for all to see -- that way they
always had their chewing gum---and the rest of us did too (smile). I even
had kids who I cought in the hallway stick their gum on my sign (better
there than in the drinking fountain)--they thought it was great. They also
knew that chewing gum was an automatic minor misconduct -- but big deal. I
had a sheet of acetate over the poster so I could start a new one each
trimester. Never had more than two or three pieces up there. Enjoy - I sure
Subject: SURVIVAL KIT
A SURVIVAL KIT FOR EVERY DAY LIVING
1) TOOTHPICK - to remind you to pick out the good
qualities in others.
2) RUBBER BAND - to remind you to be flexible, things might
not always go the way you want, but it will work out.
3) BAND AID - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or
4) PENCIL - to remind you to list your blessings everyday.
5) ERASER - To remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and
6) CHEWING GUM - to remind you to stick with it and you can
7) MINT - to remind you that you are worth a mint.
8) CANDY KISS - to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or
a hug everyday.
9) TEA BAG - to remind you to relax daily and reflect on all
the positive things in your life. A verbal wound is as bad
as a physical one.
P.S. for Roberta....I just thought you would like to know....We miss you on
the Getty list.