If you came into the art room lately, you may have heard kids talking about whether they could afford to buy bottle caps or a balloon, or asking whether I take returns. You may have seen kids in deep discussions about what supplies they really need and what they could live without. You may have seen me handing back change after they handed me a dollar and thanking them for doing business with me.
So what’s the deal? Have I started actually charging kids for their supplies?! YES!!!!