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Re: HS clean-up time

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The Austin's (whest177)
Sat, 30 Oct 1999 22:38:30 -0500

I supply brushes, and I have always "lost my cool" at the number of brushes
that I would discover hidden somewhere covered in paint. This year, instead
of nagging, I pulled out appx. 1/2 of the good brushes and put them up. Then
I taped all the ruined brushes to the wall and posted a large sign that
reads "Wall of Shame". The kids took the hint, and I haven't had any dirty
brushes left behind since they can see how many they have ruined! Plus, I
didn't have to say a word. (I have a jar of that super-stuff that cleans up
paint brushes, but I decided that can wait - I'm having too much fun with
this! *L*)
----- Original Message -----
From: Deb Mortl <dmortl>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 1999 5:54 PM
Subject: HS clean-up time

> Hi - does anyone know some good ways to get high schoolers to clean up
> better after painting class? We have 50 minute classes, two sinks, and
> everyone scrambling to get out of there before the bell rings. I've tried
> keeping the kids until the room is d\clean, but then I just get it from
> other teachers. What happens is I always spend my prep cleaning up after
> them. The sinks are awful, tables don't seem to get wiped down, etc. The
> kids keep their own brushes so they are responsiibe for those at least!
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