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Re: Art Supply Envy

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Michelle H. Harrell (mmhar)
Mon, 01 Feb 1999 20:42:01 PST

Stephanie- I know exactly how you feel. Since the beginning of the
school year, I've noticed paper, scissors, and glue bottles disappearing
into thin air. I knew some teachers had borrowed materials and never
returned them but I figured I had lost the rest or students had somehow
gone through the materials during a time when I had a sub. Two of the
teachers heard me talking about my missing materials and asked "you do
know that teachers help themselves to your room after you leave almost
every afternoon, don't you?" I had no idea that teachers had the nerve
to unlock my door and go through my things and take materials without
leaving a note.

So, last week, we put 3 latch locks on my cabinets which I keep the good
stuff in. I keep one key in my desk, one on me, and another with the
teacher across the hall. We dealt with this subject many times on the
listserv so I know most of us have experienced this same feeling.

You have to balance a fine line between protecting your supplies and not
offending your coworkers, I guess. Another teacher suggested I ask
teachers what part of their budget would they like transferred when they
ask for art materials. I like that

Michelle Harrell

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