rachinator 06/12/2013 at 02:00pm
Keep the following in the classroom accessible to students all the time:
Scissors, rulers, their portfolios, paint brushes, pallettes, cups, paper towels, and printer paper.
Keep the following in the back where you or a chosen student has access to:
Prisma colors, pencils, sharpies, paint, exacto knives etc.
I find that investing in a box for each student and storing that, leads to less pencils needing to be borrowed, less wasted supplies and therefore less money that I am spending. So, I give each student a box with the following:
Ebony pencil, 2 reg no. 2 pencils, tortillian, 2 eraser caps, 2 charcoal pencils, 1 white charcoal pencil, 1 large eraser, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 glue stick, and a chubby charcoal.
The kids love their boxes; end up keeping all sorts of things in there throughout the year. I let them keep the contents at the end (if the want, they can donate it back) but the boxes are returned for next year's students.
I didn't do boxes with my art 1 kids, and the amount of pencils that I went through make me want to shoot myself in the face. But then again.... Art 1 is going to probably be that way regardless of what I give them. Ugh. Freshmen.