Friday, September 28, 2012

Keeping Risers Returned to the Right Spot

I don't know about the rest of the elementary music teachers out there, but I know for myself, I'm pretty picky about the placement of my risers.  Mainly due to the fact that for the first couple years of my teaching, if I didn't put my risers back exactly the right way...I would hear about ALL day long for a couple days from my students about the risers being different. avoid that headache, I always try to make sure that the colors always stay in the same order and the same spot.

Since my risers get used for so many things around the building, not just my programs, but for group photo things, PTA events, etc...that I always told them to just roll them back in my room and I'll place them back down.  Well, that was a lot of work on my end.  So last year I tried putting a piece of masking tape down to mark where the front of the risers would be in hopes that they would be returned correctly.  Well, kids would pick at the tape and it would be gone by the time I would need it and I ended up doing all the work myself.

My husband, being the genius that he is, suggested to put the tape behind the risers!  DUH!  Hello?!  Why didn't I think of that?!  So, this morning I put the tape down and labeled the colors as well. 

Then custodians or others can return the risers to the right spots and the colors in the right order!!!  I pray that this system works well. 


  1. Oh my gosh! My kids are the same way. One time I flip flopped the green and blue risers and you would think the world had ended. So funny how kids get set into a routine. :)

  2. Where did you get your risers? I am an elementary music teacher in need of something similar!