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Re: A Tidy and Well Organized Room

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Heidi McElroy (hmcelroy)
Fri, 28 Nov 1997 11:58:17 -0500

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Jean, Notes on organization in the art room.....
only leave out supplies that students are using in cuts
down on theft and vandalism.
organize things like colored pencils and markers by colors...I
find that students take better care of well cared for supplies.
I use aphabetical order on small supply cabinets with drawers. My
students think this funny but they can find things.
all of my students have portfolios in which to keep their
work....these are sorted by class in wooden crates.
keep clay in rubbermaid plastic boxes...they hold 25 pounds of
clay and are easily portable. Empty boxes can be used to hold clay work
from day to day without the addition of damp paper towels or clothes to
maintain humidity...the closed plastic boxes keep the moisture content the
same from day to day.
keep needle tools and fettling knives in a block of styrofoam
marked off in blocks so you can count the number missing at the end of
class....they always turn up.
keep your paper cabinet paper in colors,
also mat board.
organization takes time...but it also saves time. Good luck.
Heidi McElroy

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