Aye, I had the same piece of advice about materials for my teaching. I really struggle with it, 'cause I get the horror of wasting food when people are hungry. At the same time, there are lots of manipulatives I can't afford, but my kids can stack and count pasta wheels for months and it only costs me a couple bucks, which leaves me money in my wallet to feed my students who are hungry. Dunno if I'm really getting that tradeoff right, but that's where I'm coming down right now.
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3,090 11/19/13 8:48 A
I had an art teacher in college who would not allow students to use any food in making art. He was a survivor of the concentration camps during WW II. He said food should never be wasted. I can't appreciate chocolate dresses, and the like, as a result.
My horrendously expensive dress would most likely get eaten by ME!
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3,837 11/1/13 3:07 A
Hmm well, brown's not really my colour so I won't be rushing out to buy one of those dresses. Hope they don't have a heat wave! Or mice! just imagine discovering your horrendously expensive dress had been eaten by mice.
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