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lease 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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Amanda I buy several hundred at a time from the dollar store (about 10 cents each in packs of 10). One student each month is the pencil sharpener. When sharpened, they go into an empty coffee can.

If we run out, we just run out.

The weekly newsletter that goes home mentions when we need materials. Right now, we are out of copier paper. W...See More
Feb 5, 2009
Stella in TX I don't want to worry about the pencils either. I don't have time! :)

On 2/04/09, JA wrote: > I may be have been teaching too long but here is my stance. As > students and learners it is their responsibility to come to > school prepared. This means with pencils. If they do not have > one they need to borrow from a friend and re...See More
Feb 5, 2009
Stella in TX 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 o...See More
Feb 5, 2009
Pam I tried this idea of giving a shoe for a pencil, but it didn't work for me. My students love taking their shoes off so I was having too many students not having pencils. They wanted to take their shoe off and they'd deliberately wouldn't have a pencil so they could borrow one. I quickly gave this up and returned to just giving pencils to students w...See More
Mar 29, 2009
T2 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...See More
Mar 31, 2009


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