there are "safety scissors" you can buy that don't have pointy ends. I
haven't had problems with scizzors except that I noticed that some students
were breaking the handles so I told my students that if they broke the
handles, we would run out of functioning scissors and there wouldn't be
enough left to do our projects. I told them that the school only gave me a
certain number of them, so we have to preserve them and take care of them.
It helps if you can count them at the end of class, if there is time. Also
you can give your tables or desks numbers, and number the sissors to match
the tables, that way the students have the same sissors everyday. I haven't
had issues with safety - it's important not to let any sissors leave the
----- Original Message -----
From: "jw" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 29, 2003 11:15 AM
Subject: scissors and safety
> I'm embarrassed to admit how naive I've been (private school, highschool
> art) -- but I'll just go ahead and ask you all: What safety precautions
> do you take with scissors in art studio classes for juniors and
> seniors? I attended an in-service regarding teacher liability and
> student violence, and now I can't sleep. While I'm in my Edvard Munch
> mode, I may as well ask what kind of liability insurance you have?
> Well now that I've cheered you up, have a nice day, and thanks for any
> replies. jw
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