In a message dated 2/5/02 10:50:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> I cut the erasers myself, and only give them 1/4 of one to share at the
> I scavenge for the worst pencils I can find- with the eraser ends mangled
> teeth marks if possible. I like to think it takes the joy out of their
> destructive impulses-- and if I'm only imagining that, it at least keeps my
> blood pressure down because I don't see them wreck good stuff.
> I love that idea. I found I cannot keep a pencil box in the room. Borrowers
never put them back. I have the kids bring their own. I save the "nubby"
ones for borrowing. I will try cutting the erasers too. I'll call them "stubs