Creative First Aid ✏️

Why pencils and erasers are not just for young children

I was shocked and saddened when a fellow teacher told me that when he was in gradeschool, his teacher told him to always write in pen. He had “outgrown pencils,” which were for little kids.

My grandfather used soft-graphite pencils up until he left this earth at 93. His father did the same. They were both musicians and preferred soft graphite to mark up their sheet music with notes from their conductor and notes to themselves. But musical markings, once memorized, can become…