While I was working on my signs for the art show, I sent an email to my staff asking for "old, yucky crayons." Several staff members responded, and I'm STILL getting crayons from people (and I soooo appreciate it). But, maybe my definition is vastly different? Because I tell you, I got brand new crayons! So many brand-spanking-new white crayons that I started pulling them out for crayon resists and things like that. Maybe it's a different mindset when students/parents are supplying the crayons vs. buying them with your own budgets? I have no idea, but I'll definitely be sending out a "I'll take any leftover art supplies" email to staff at the end of the year!
Why have I never realized this?