October 07, 2020

Supplies For A Covid Safe(ish) Classroom

 I added the (ish) because can we truly be 100% safe if we are in person?  I don't think so, but we can make changes to our practices and procedures to lower the risks.  I know that many schools are having the students bring a plastic bag of supplies with them to art.  After discussing this with administration and teachers at my school, I felt like I could plan my lessons in a way that students would not share supplies in a given day (and they could be sanitized at the end of each day).  I purchased tumbler cups (wide bottoms to help prevent spilling) so that there would be supplies for each student (my largest class being 28 students).  I will have to rotate through the supplies each week so that all the groups get opportunities to use Marker/Crayons/Colored Pencils/Collage/Paint (I can't really do clay because the fire marshal had issue with my kiln set up...so I'm waiting for the district to fix the issues).  

The plan is...at the end of the day I will spray down the supplies with rubbing alcohol (using the misting bottle I purchased at Sally's Beauty Supplies).  Then they will be ready to go for the next day's classes.

What procedures do you have in place?   

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