There will be no more painting for 1st graders. No. More. Let me explain. Today I had to clean my classroom during my (very small 30 minute) lunch period because there was paint EVERYWHERE. The silly 1st graders had flung it on the walls, chairs, all over the tables. It was a mess and I was hungry, but I couldn't eat because of the crazy mess and I had 3rd graders coming in soon. Uhhh I got it cleaned up ate some soup in 5 minutes and realized I made a mistake. Here it is - 1st graders love to paint, but they can paint somewhere else where their mama's can clean up after them.