In the wackier moments in my middle school art classes, I used to have the
kids pick up three things from the floor. Then they lined up about ten feet
from the trash can. If they could toss one of those things into the trash
can from ten feet, they got to leave a minute or two early!
Alix E. Peshette
Technology Training Specialist
Davis Joint Unified School District
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Sent: Friday, September 17, 2004 4:18 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: cleanup trick
Sky, the cleanup counting thing just came to me in desperation one day
as I felt like I was trying to lasso jello during cleanup. NOTHING was
happening. I just said, "ok...everybody pick up 20 things!" Instantly
chaos turned into order, lol. It IS a magic trick! They never get
tired of it, but I always reserve it for those times when I am tired and
beat, and they are wild little party animals who don't want to listen to
me or clean up. Works like a charm every time, haha. That's funny that
you do it too.
Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.