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Re: [teacherartexchange] water vs. space


Date: Fri May 02 2008 - 08:39:39 PDT

I think I have worked in every possible situation and I would take the
largest space that has at least one sink.

If you are doing a large project you can usually move it into the hall
temporarily or even outside weather permitting. One year I had a
small room and made a 10 foot big ant model with a 3rd grade. Three
groups worked on a body section each. Then the parts were assembled
outside and painted outside with balck paint and foam brushes-messy
but the rain washed the school yard clean after several days!

Then I could rinse everything out in the sink! It was my 3rd space in
the school and the best one ebcasue of the sink. Up to then I was
shlepping buckets everywhere.

Barbara from Boston

Quoting Chantal Pinnow <>:

> Hi everyone,
> I was wanting input from teachers who have worked in a classroom with no
> running water. How did you manage? Any tips for working with paint with no
> water?
> I have been teaching middle and high school art with an awesome classroom
> (lots of light and space, a storage closet and five sinks), but next year we
> are expanding our middle school and I will only teach middle school. I will
> be moving over to the middle school section of our school and will be
> getting a new room. We are trying to find the best option... my choices are
> a small room with one sink, a small room with two sinks, or a much larger
> room with a storage closet, but no running water (bathroom is down the
> hall). They are still searching for different options, but I wanted to ask
> those who have been there, how to work without water. I know it is possible,
> but is it worth it? I will probably have about 15 middle school kids in a
> class.
> Would you prefer more space or water?
> Chantal
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