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Re: [teacherartexchange] No sink in my classroom


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 02 2006 - 16:03:01 PDT

I have plastic cups with lids that I distribute - 2 per table/4 tables
total. I have student volunteers rinse them out and refill them between
classes. If you have students plan ahead and paint with light colors first,
moving on to darker colors you'll get more painting completed before rinsing
water cups becomes necessary.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher

> I'm a first year art teacher in an elementary school.
> My classroom doesn't have a sink, but there is a boy's
> bathroom right next door. I have 8 tables in my room
> with 4-5 students at each, depending on the class. I
> want to start painting with watercolors (my students
> are nowhere near ready for tempera/acrylics
> behavior-wise, although they're getting better). I am
> thinking of using a small bucket for each table to
> clean their brushes in, or a yogurt container for each
> student. The only thing is that they will need to
> change their water often when using tempera.
> Has anyone taught in a room without a sink? How did
> you handle clean-up? Thanks alot.

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