At my school we can submit a request to the aid, who runs the computer
lab, for any materials we need, and we usually get them by the end of
the day. I felt horrible when I found out my students had gone to the
art teacher to ask for supplies for a project with the G&T Facilitator.
They keep all sorts of art and office supplies in locked closets in the
office. We can get large refill bottles of glue, and paint for example
use what we need clean up the bottles and send them back to the office.
Maybe your school could set up a similar system, if you let your
principal know there is a problem.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought
without accepting it. - Aristotle
From: martha [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2003 9:44 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Could you draw.....
Does anyone else have students and teachers asking to borrow supplies?
Please, tell me how they can BORROW supplies such as paper, paint, tape,
ribbon, string, rope. Students even take supplies without asking. Even
worse are the teachers who send their students to my class looking for
markers, glue, scissors, etc. for their assigned projects. One arrogant
teacher sends ALL his students to my art room for ALL their creative
needs, and then has the nerve to bad-mouth art as ONLY art. Sometimes,
it is lonely at the bottom. WE are underappreciated and taken for