I hope that the article (TNT, 6-7) about Sterling Norris not being allowed to use sidewalk chalk in the Clover Park School District was just a misunderstanding.
I recently retired after teaching for 36 years at the elementary level. I not only allowed sidewalk chalk, I had it in my classroom and encouraged its use. We didn’t use it every day but often enough to make it special and fun.
Sidewalk chalk offers opportunities for both large and fine motor skill development and eye-hand coordination. It encourages creativity and group cooperation, and gives a whole different experience working on …