My week ended with a plugged classroom sink.
The sitting water wouldn't drain and I was stumped because nothing ever goes down it except water, or my leftover coffee or tea. My assumptions were way off though.
A work order was put in and the district maintenance guy came to take a look....during the middle of my classroom instruction. He plunged, plunged, plunged...on and on while I tried to teach.
I stopped to ask him if I needed to clear out under the sink and he stated, "No, not unless I need to get the snake." Great thing to say with a class full of kiddos. I could see many of them trying to figure out why he would need a snake to fix the sink. I clarified. "Boys and girls, a snake is a tool to unplug a drain, not a real snake." On went the lesson, until finally after more plunging and yes, using the "snake", 3 watercolor brushes were found. I was shocked. First, I never rinse watercolor brushes. I have the kids put them back in the container and air dry. Second, my class has not water colored this year at all. Third, how did 3 of them get down the sink? I could see maybe one as an accident but not 3.
I guess I'll never know. I can only assume this problem was started with my last year's class, since that is when I last remember water coloring.
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I added this to the grabbings.