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Lesson Plans

Re: Supplies

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Kimberly Anne Herbert (kimberly)
Tue, 03 Feb 1998 07:10:36 -0600

I'm new to the list. I'm the administrator of the Children's Art Museum
in San Angelo, TX. Our situation is a little different, but we also have
a problem with supplies. Right now I'm almost out of paint, paper,
markers, oil pastels, but this is the begining of our budget year. We
store our markers top down in decorated cans. This seems to prolong the
life of the markers. For one thing it makes it easier to spot markers
that do not have their caps on, because they are shorter that those with
their caps on.
For us scissors are the items that seem to grow legs and walk. The
situation that really makes me angry is when the "parents" encourage
their child to steal. For example a few years ago one of the hands on
projects was God's Eyes. Two girls came out and asked if they could
take enough yarn to finish their God's Eyes (they each had a half
completed one). I said yes. They went back into the art studio area and
each stuffed a whole box of yarn down the fronts of their shirts! When I
made them put the yarn back (and gave them enough to finish their God's
Eyes), their Mother started screaming that they had paid (we do charge
admission) and should be able to take as much as they want. I estimate
that each girl had 5 - 10 dollars worth of yarn stuffed down their
shirts. They paid $2.00 each for admission. On the other hand I have had
parents make special trips to return items their children (usually under
5-6 years old) have taken home invertantly.

Kimberly Herbert
CAM Administrator