Polski3's View from Here

Quote of some personal revelence: "Is a dream a lie, that don't come true, or is it something worse?"

Friday, October 09, 2009

Dangers abound in one's classroom.....

Today was a tough day for my right hand. Well, my index finger and thumb anyhow. Its good that I don't teach shop, or they might be gone. Anyhow, who'd thought refilling glue bottles could be hazardous?

I have a number of white glue bottles in my classroom, (most purchased during "back to school sales" for .20 or .25 cents each) ( I just realized that this computer key board, unlike one of my old typewriters, does not have a "cents" symbol on it....), many of my students use to glue things in their Student Interactive Notebooks.

Anyhow, I have the remains of a gallon bottle of white glue that I got from someplace here at school, and decided to spend a few minutes of prep period refilling some of the white glue bottles. Several of them were hard to open as some students get sloppy with the glue. In trying to use a too small needle nose pliers to open a few of them, I ended up giving my right index finger not one but two blood blisters from getting pinching by the pliers slipping off the glue bottle tops, then, in trying to open one bottle just using my now smarting hand, ripping a chunk of skin off the inside of my thumb from the rough edges of the glued on top of the glue bottle. This also popped one of the already smarting blood blisters.....

Sometimes, it seems Polski3 has ta feel some pain to realize that refilling a cheap bottle of white glue is not worth such physical torment.

Oh, tonight, while Mrs Polski3 and I bravely did our evening walk at the local mall, I stopped by Sears and bought a nice, new, made in USA pair of channel lock pliers that should work better against stubborn glue bottle tops.

Hope your weekend and next school days are pain-free !