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Re: budgets Help!!

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Tom Johnsen (koordt)
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 07:15:55 -0700

Kids tend to treat the material we supply as political statement
stationery. I find small bits of pencil on the floor, etc., quite a lot.
As a part time teacher, I don't have the resources to front money to
keep them supplied with this "writing paper." My solution is not to
supply pencils. I'm asking them to buy a set of drawing pencils and
bring them to class. I doubt that I will find more pencils on the
floor. I am thinking of doing the same with brushes when I get there.
About three brushes to start. I do the research to find least expensive
good brushes. Ownership is a great teacher.

Does anyone have anything to suggest about this? Surely we are not
required to supply pencils???

Rick wrote:
> Thanks for responding. I kown I have a PITIFUL budget, what cracks me up is
> that they want to talk best practices in the visual arts, which makes me think
> that THEY think we have $$ to buy what we need to even begin doing our job....I
> finally said to my principal
> before he raised it to $2.00 that the kids were tired of always using donated
> toilet paper tubes to make their artwork.Betsy
> SFinn5019 wrote:
> > I will never complain again. I am in a suburb of Columbus Oh and I get 5.15
> > per student.
> > Sidney in Ohio