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Re: [teacherartexchange] loose graphite/charcoal management


From: Rebecca Burch (mamallama_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 10 2008 - 02:44:55 PDT

I think the custodian is being unreasonable. If you don't want to
clean, don't get a job cleaning! I'm sure you do all you can to keep
it contained, and it's not like you're always leaving messes for him
to clean up. It sounds like the VP realizes he's being unreasonable,

I didn't know about the sticky mat. That's a neat idea.

Other than that, the only thing I could think of would be to keep a
swiffer or something around and don't let the kids walk out until
you've swiffer'd. Maybe even have them remove their shoes and keep
them by the classroom door, so that the stuff doesn't get onto the
shoes and tracked out of the classroom. If that doesn't make him
happy, he's probably determined not to be and there isn't much you can
do about it.


On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 10:37 PM, Betty B <> wrote:
> I decided several things, like -loose graphite is awesome, and the difference it made in this project is worth the trouble. It helped my kids loosen up, their drawings look freer and more relaxed.
> The vice-principal called me at home tonight about this, and wanted to know what they could buy me to help. They are trying to be helpful and are not trying to get me to not use these projects. (She told me the same custodian used to yell at her for using glitter) My actual classroom custodian is awesome, and is not the least bit bothered, its just the guy in the cafeteria. I guess I am just embarassed that this was my first real interaction with the new principal.
> sigh. Art leaks! Whatever I do, I can't guarantee it will stay in the room - its like telling the band to keep the music inside their room and not let it leak into the hall.
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