The students sit in groups and there is a basket with crayons,
etc in the center of each group. I put one pencil and one
correcting pen in each. They can borrow from there. They're
also allowed to check out my lost & found can and borrow from
there. I keep a big cup full of sharpened pencils on my desk
to illustrate how, if I can be prepared, so should the kids.
Some of my colleagues ask their hall custodian to put any
swept-up pencils on their desks. These are added to a pencil
can where students may freely borrow and use a pencil. This
doesn't cost the teacher anything...and the pencils would have
been thrown out otherwise.
Don't spend another cent on pencils. There's a better way! :o)
On 2/03/09, Stella in TX wrote:
> Please tell me, what do you do with your pencils?
> My class has ran out of pencils. My kids need to keep
> some pencils in their backpack because they are pulled out
> of the classroom for different activities during the day.
> In addiiton, some of them have after school tutoring. On
> top of all the things I have to do, I don't want to worry
> about pencils. The kids coming in and out of the
> classroom, however, costed me this pencil issue. How do
> you avoid running out of pencils in your classroom? Some
> teachers suggested having the kids coming to ask for new
> ones when they need to, but I don't want to interrupt
> instruction due to the need of pencils!
> Stella in TX