Jude, I know what you mean about cleaning-up. I, too, am a packrat...even
though I always have what I need... I have a lot of stuff! No sooner do you
drag-something-out to organize, clean and straighten, than a student or
disaster interrupts you. Before you know it the next class is upon you and
you can't find the roll book for the mess!!! So, I usually know better than
to clean while the kids are present. I always seem to be a victim of the
students interruptions... therefore, I end-up just paying attention to them
and their needs, which is, after all, what they pay me so little to do.
With much empathy,
----- Original Message -----
From: Jude & Frank Grochowski <email@example.com>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 13, 2002 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: "keeping entertained..."
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bunki Kramer" <email@example.com
> > Having MY hands in goo is the perfect time for a student's
> > "watch me fall out of my chair" demo or the surprise fire drill.
> I'm liking this thread, too and when I read Bunki's comment about the fire
> drill, it reminded me that I got our AP to tell me when we will have fire
> drills, because they mounted a strobe light in the darkroom which goes off
> with the alarm-so I asked to be given a heads up-also so that I could kind
> of monitor what's going on at that time. But I emphasized their paper
> fogged....our drills are usually around the last 5-10 minutes of an hour,
> they can ring a bell and send them on to the next class (real effective)
> at least I usually get my heads up.
> I tend to sort my desk & cabinets-but I'm such a packrat, this task
> really has some diminishing returns!