Too harsh?

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  1. Backroads

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    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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    Nope. Glitter is evil.
     
  4. Teacher234

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

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    Nope; actions have consequences.
     
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  7. readingrules12

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

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

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

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    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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    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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  12. Rabbitt

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    Logical consequence. And I'd make it be done during something fun.
     

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