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Re: scissors and safety


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Mar 30 2003 - 14:16:25 PST

I just threaten mine! I tell them IF they are not mature enough to handle
adult tools then they can use my kindergarten safety scissors. And I do a
count of X-Acto knives before anyone is allowed to be dismissed.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> 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