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Re: [teacherartexchange] Looking for good paint smocks for K-4


From: chris massingill (chris_massingill_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 27 2006 - 18:23:26 PST

I have a question for those of you using
shirt/t-shirts for smocks - I was advised in an art ed
class, not to use these for fear of head lice - and
that if I did I would need one per kid that is stored
in a plastic bag - which is totally unmanageable as I
see approximately 700 kids per week. So, I've been
looking for plastic smocks for 3-5th graders, I've
found some for K-2 but it is harder to find the ones
for the bigger kids. (Some of these 5th graders are
bigger than I am, which really isn't saying that much,
but still!!)

In any case, is the advice that I got re: lice

chris massingill
Central Arkansas

--- Melissa Enderle <> wrote:

> I used old long-sleeve shirts/blouses with success.
> Kids quickly learned how
> to help each other button the shirts (placed on
> backwards) by lining up in a
> train - very cute! Didn't have problems with paint
> bleeding through. Having
> kids roll up their school clothes sleeves also is
> helpful. Simple aprons
> tend not to cover enough of the clothing. Teaching
> in inner-city schools, I
> didn't have much success in kids bringing in shirts
> from home - I had a box
> at school (regularly washed them). For me, it was
> most important that kids
> were able to enjoy the painting experience without
> fear of getting their
> clothes dirty.
> Melissa
> On 2/27/06 9:03 PM, "Sue Cosgrove"
> <> wrote:
> > I am gooding for good paint smaocks for K-4. I
> ordered some from Nasco and
> > they ripped the first day. Are old shirts from
> home just as good or does the
> > paint soak through. I have been on the cart and
> not painted for 6 years. I
> > am now in one school and painting again. I don't
> want to throw money away
> > again.
> >
> > Sue Cosgrove
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