When I am introducing a lesson , I usually have nothing on the tables.
When it is time to work, my elementary kids love to hand out supplies. So this makes them happy and I use another group of kids to collect supplies, spreading the number of students in one class that get to do a job even further. (I have the students 40 minutes once a week, in my art room)
This is week two, so we are still weeding out Summer behavior. Pencil tapping , rolling etc.
Last week they made art folders with 18 by 24 paper folded in half, we also reviewed art room rules. This gives me a little time while they work, to assess the dynamics of the grouping, and note students who should not be seated in the same grouping.
PS --- Wal-Mart had Crayola markers , regular colors and bright colors 99 cents for a pack. also 24 ct Crayola crayons. 33 cents. :)
Hope this helps,
Christine Besack :)
----- Original Message -----
From: Geoffrey McClain
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 6:25 AM
Subject: what do you keep at your tables?
I'm curious. I keep a large blue plastic bin on each of my 6 tables. I put pencils, erasers and scissors in there. Do some of you add other things like glue and markers? Just what do you keep at the tables at all times?
I hate it when the kids reach in the boxes and start playing with the stuff while I'm giving directions. And I do make it very clear that this is forbidden. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
Sky in NJ