Well, it’s that time again when I demolish my classroom and try to reassemble it in an orderly fashion. This year has been the best because we had two workdays (plus the weekend) to accomplish the task, plus we had a few college students around to do all the stuff that would keep me there until the wee hours. Hooray!
Here was a little hiccup: I bought a bunch of the $1 packs of markers at Wal-Mart. (It is the absolute best deal ever – all school supplies are so dang cheap!) They look so delightful in the box- so full of juicy, not-dried-out-because-the-children-don’t-put-the-caps-back-on goodness.
Plus, these are made from recycled plastic! That is so awesome! I have big eco-guilt for using markers, since they’re not at all recyclable. These are going to be great!
Um….. do you see the problem here?
Identical barrels? No no no no no no no. This will never do! Preschoolers will use these! They are not good with caps! No marker will ever have the right cap if we go with this system. Honestly, Crayola – could you not put a dot of color somewhere on the barrel?
Sure, you can tell yellow, but grey looks an awful lot like blue, doesn’t it? Orange is orange now, but give it a couple days and it will look like all the others – kind of muddied. This is no good.
So, we came up with our own solution. Now every time we get out new markers, it’ll be more work for the teachers. Thanks, Crayola. Thanks a bunch.