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My teaching situation is very similar to yours. I've tried all your
solutions and most of Mary B's (except I haven't put the choices on a
poster and don't have a computer in the classroom).Haven't come up with
a magic solution yet.Some things work for some kids, others with others.
Some kids like to go to the cafeteria and and decorate it according
to a theme (seasonal or something requested by the cafeteria people).
I also have a supply of what we call "toys", which have some artistic
component, for when all other possibilities are exhausted. These are
from yard sales or stuff my own kids have outgrown: lego, Construx, Zax,
tangrams, spirograph, Geosafari with art cards, that sort of thing. They
don't come out very often but are always appreciated.
By the way, after reading that snide remark about checking your
spelling, I reread your posting and found one whole typo. Sheesh! Some
people need to get a life.