make it absolutely clear they are NOT to go into cabinets/storage for ANY
reason. Also, my district has a form you can fill out about the sub. WE can
also call the teachers registry and tell them we NEVER want sos and so agaIN
BECAUSE...... AND that is respected. Kudos to you for being prepared- only
leave out what is necessary. And, you know that that class period was the one
that took the stuff, so I'd use some leverage- maybe everybody gets (however
many things are missing ) zeros added into their average until people start
coming clean, or start forking over $$ to replace the materials. Also, you
could severely restrict the activities in the class until your things
return... if they complain, say, "sorry, we can't do that because you haven't
proven yourselves trustworthy with the materials...."
Is it "fair" ? No. Will it work? I'd be willing to bet on some results. THey
need to know that if they want to do interesting things, they've gotta prove
Be a hard ass in this instance and I'm sure there'll be some changes.
Christine in Binghamton