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Lesson Plans

user friendly classroom

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Sears, Ellen (
Fri, 18 Oct 96 13:34:00 PDT

Thanks for all the ideas for dispensing paints - and for the idea of using
ice cube trays for clean water -

I have been searching for ways to make the art room user friendly for my
primary students - I just started having our youngest come to the art room
(we have a K, K-1 s, 2-3 s - ungraded primary) they have a hard time
painting at the tables, cleaning brushes, washing hands... (I feel horrible
complaining about things, knowing that there are traveling teachers that do
this all ?a la cart ) -

Near each table I keep large, flat bottomed buckets with a few inches of
soapy water, a small pitcher with clean water, a small bucket for dirty
water, and a roll of paper towels. Each child has an empty yogurt cup for
individual use. That s where I am now - everyone seems to be able to reach
what they need, and there are fewer accidents. Has anyone else found
something that works for them?

Now about painting - they really can t reach the tables - I know our PTA
would purchase a set of easels if I asked - but storage would be a problem.
(I have already taken over the hallway - otherwise I would leave them up!)
Any ideas?


PS - for the past few weeks our state e-mail has been ?funny (NOT Haha!!)
If you e-mail to me directly - I get it, but you get a notice that it was ?
undeliverable or ?Host unknown I really have gotten everything!
I have also been getting at least 3 of every post to the listserv. The other
day, someone made reference to 350 messages - you can imagine what I ve
gotten! So I am getting your messages - and messages, and messages... thanks!