Too harsh?

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  1. Backroads

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    We worked with glitter yesterday in a controlled environment. Today, students shook the glitter from their projects into the trash.

    Two students then inexplicably lifted the trash can up and dumped it out (no, they have no idea why they did it)

    I'm making them clean up the glitter with tape and wet wipes.

    Too harsh?
     
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  3. MrsC

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    Nope. Glitter is evil.
     
  4. Teacher234

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 1:56 PM

    I do definitely like glitter. I do not think your consequence was too strict. Maybe write them up to the administration as well.
     
  5. ms.irene

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 2:20 PM

    I liked glitter until I taught middle school. Nuff said...
     
  6. Missy

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 3:03 PM

    Nope; actions have consequences.
     
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  7. readingrules12

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 7:34 PM

    No, your consequence is appropriate. Glitter=mess and a big headache.
     
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  8. Obadiah

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    Dec 6, 2018 at 10:04 PM

    I agree. Great application of natural and logical consequences.
     
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  9. waterfall

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    Dec 7, 2018 at 8:18 PM

    Not too harsh- sounds like a natural and logical consequence to me.
     
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  10. Ms.Holyoke

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    Dec 8, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Definitely not too harsh! I had one student who had a problem with throwing things in class. He is no longer allowed to have his backpack or binder at his seat and I made him clean up the floor after school for two days. He no longer throws things in class.
     
  11. TeacherNY

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    Dec 10, 2018 at 6:45 AM

    That's one reason why I'm glad we don't have carpets! We can easily sweep up glitter. Of course they should clean it up themselves. You do the crime, you do the time!
     

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