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    Re: What do you do with your pencils?
    Posted by T2 on 3/31/09
    (13) Comments

    I teach two sections of fourth grade Language Arts. I do not
    give out pencils. I learned the hard way. The students are
    required to have at least two sharpened pencils with them at
    all times. If they don't have one, they are to borrow or find
    another solution.

    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!
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Stella in TX

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  • What do you do with your pencils?, 2/03/09, by Stella in TX.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/03/09, by Bev-MI.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/03/09, by 3rd Grade Teacher.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/04/09, by JA.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/04/09, by paulaj.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/04/09, by Curtis.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/04/09, by East End Long Islander.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/04/09, by Nate.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/05/09, by Amanda.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/05/09, by Stella in TX.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 2/05/09, by Stella in TX.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 3/29/09, by Pam.
  • Re: What do you do with your pencils?, 3/31/09, by T2.