I have found that there are some very fine pencil sharpeners that already
have a cover on them. I don't think they cost too much, because I don't
hand the sharpeners out to everyone, not more than two to a table and I have
even been known to have the students sign-out certain art supplies in an
effort to keep better track of the supplies. I count the supplies before
they leave (while they are cleaning-up) and make sure I have the same amount
that I started with. This method helps me to be sure that my better art
supplies do not get stolen. I inform the students that this method helps me
because supplies are so expensive... they know what I mean ! The students
have been very good about getting things returned with this method.
Hope this helps,
----- Original Message -----
From: linda eastman <email@example.com>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 5:54 AM
Subject: Re: colored pencils
> on 7/13/02 3:08 AM, Deborah Gilbert at email@example.com wrote:
> > I'm curious about why
> > the kids should never put colored pencils in the grindy sharpeners.
> i have always sharpened my prismacolors in the "grindy sharpener" because
> do it carefully. when the kids do it the pencils come out in shreds.
> to the member who gave me a clue about the little metal sharpeners and
> yogurt cups! one less annoying little task for me to do.
> linda in michigan