Glue sticks for most projects...the kids have a difficult time closing
the glue bottles and it becomes a nightmare of finding bottles that
still work. I have them use scrap paper underneath the edges of the
back of what they are gluing so it- 1) doesn't get on the table and 2)
gets right up to the edges. I tell them that is more important than
gluing in the center (and drawing with glue!).
I haven't had difficulty choosing where I order, so unfortunately, I
can't help you there...good luck!!!
From: sarah k [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 2:59 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Supply Questions
Hello Art Teacher Friends,
This year at my "new school" (same building, new name, 2/3rds new
students) I was told that all supplies were to be ordered from WB
Mason and I am to store all the art supplies in the coat closet of my
classroom (ahh!) The paper I ordered for drawings is great, but I had
my eighth graders do an oil pastel drawing on the black construction
paper I bought, and realized there was no "tooth" to it. After a layer
or two of color, it would slide right off... Pacon Tru- Ray. I am
stuck with it in all colors. Even if I could buy more, there is only
one other option with this company. What kind of construction paper do
others purchase? And about how much for the year? (I have grades 2-8,
two classes each grade) My principal is completely supportive of the
arts and program I am developing on my own. What could I do to
persuade her to let me order from Sax/ School Specialty or another
With drawing paper, about how much does everyone order per year? I
feel like I am flying through 12x 18.
Lastly, glue sticks! I like how they are neater than white glue, but I
feel like it winds up on my tables just as often, and we run out after
two projects. Perhaps I need to teach proper usage, which I can do,
but I'd like to know what others do. Glue sticks vs. white glue.
As always, thanks for the help! As a one teacher "department" its
reassuring having a great array of experienced teachers on the other
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