Hi. I have a numbered container on each of my tables. It is separated into
compartments, one large, one medium, one small (don't buy the ones that look
like baskets, with holes, students will destroy those). The large
compartment holds crayons, the medium holds four bottles of glue, and the
small holds 4 scissors and 4 pencils. Just this year I took out the
hand-held sharpener, and the erasers because those are what students played
with the most. I have those in separate little containers that I put out
if we are using colored pencils or if we are doing a lot of drawing. I also
now have tap-n-glue lids that cut down on students picking the dry glue off
of glue bottles. Oh, and many other things we use regularly (markers, col.
pencils, pastels, specialty crayons) are in enough containers for one per
table, and located where students can get them and put them back as
----- 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