>I know some people will advocate jumping right in with an art activity,
>like to establish my rules and procedures from DAY ONE. I also put
>information, etc. in WRITING and each student gets a copy.
>Suggestion: If you think something might be disputed later, put it in
And have them sign it and send a copy home to be signed by the parent.
This saves a lot of grief when some darling starts destroying your tools
or materials. It is school policy where I work to send parent letters and
get them back signed.