Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Some students enjoy working together on de-cluttering their pencil boxes, tossing tiny crayon stubs and returning unnecessary supplies to the class stash.  However...

other students don't really see the purpose of doing this mundane task and aren't very engaged during the session.  What's the big deal?  I can find everything I want!  Well, their hard-working teachers don't often tell me the same story.

So, change it up!  Talk about art class and the ROY G. BIV mnemonic Roy G. Biv explanation on Wikipedia then work on arranging the broken bits of crayons in that order.  Some students may need some convincing to discard those little nubs of color, so you might measure the really short ones and toss any that are less than an mutually-agreeable minimum (2" or less???).

Have fun trying to talk some students into getting rid of all those pencils...

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