How do you get them to do this? My kids always whine and complain and
sometimes even refuse. They have the attitude that "it's the custodians'
job." Makes me really angry. One way I try to get around it is by
explaining that "proper use and care of materials" is part of our standard
course of study, so if I choose, I can assign a grade to it. I'm curious to
see how others encourage compliance. Linda
From: Christa Wise [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 8:23 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: last day of school
How about mucking out the artroom? We clean everything really well the day
before exams.Doesn't everybody? We clear out cupboards, wash them and
reorganize. We wipe clay off surfaces several times during the day (you
know how it "reappears). The clean out their storage drawers, scrape off
paint trays, wash and scrub sinks until they gleam. My kids even dust and
wash off the tops of the upper cupboards. We use toothbrushes! Mom used to
say, "Many hands make light work!" I'm not saying we are usually messy, but
I am saying we get the place REALLY clean.
On exam day, we have a non-messy project final.
At 09:11 PM 5/20/03 -0400, you wrote:
>Does anyone have a good idea for the last day of art class as a kind of
>I liked the idea of giving a survey of favorite art projects, or having
>write about what they learned or what was the most important experience
>had in art class this year. I guess it's not very interactive for the
>as a whole, but it would be nice to have the information.