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Re: HS clean-up time

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The Austin's (whest177)
Wed, 3 Nov 1999 20:27:52 -0600

----- Original Message -----
From: Litesal <litesal>
To: Larry Seiler <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 1999 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: HS clean-up time

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Larry Seiler <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, October 31, 1999 9:01 PM
> Subject: HS clean-up time
> Larry Seiler wrote (snippets):
> >
> is start at one end of a row of the seating chart
> . . ., and each day the next student is the
> > "cleaning supervisor." . . . They oversee students taking
> > paint... If this mess is not taken care
> > of...then ultimately, they will have to clean it themselves.
> >
> > They are responsible for keeping the sink clean, things put back in neat
> > order...etc; They also keep an eye on the clock, remind certain groups
> > start clean-up first....then the next, and finally the last.
> >
> Dear Colleagues,
> I love Larry's idea for making a student the "cleaning supervisor."
> However, since I teach elementary,
> and I only see students once a week for 40 min., I would not have the
> student use all his/her class
> time for this task. The reason I'm writing, though, is I'd like to know
> any of you have ideas for what
> to give students to reward them if they do their job really well.
> Unfortunately, students seem to work a
> bit harder for extrinsic rewards at this age. I'd like to think of
> something free that is not time consuming.
> Thanks in advance, Leah

I "reward" them by letting them move my cart. This seems really strange,
even to me, how two little 3rd graders will work extra hard getting cleaned
up in order to move my 300+ pound cart down the hall. They ask me as soon as
I walk in the door whose turn it is to clean up and take my cart! Who am I
to complain? I hate lugging that thing around!