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Re: how to keep track of pencils


Date: Sat Feb 09 2002 - 16:23:25 PST

In a message dated 2/9/02 3:32:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,

<< I buy #2 pencils for students to borrow and leave them on my desk.
 Each pencil has masking tape wrapped around it so the "honest" students
 will remember they borrowed them. The tape also also allows me to spot
 my pencils and pick them up as I move about the room. >>

Woody.....I sell very good pencils for 10 cents each which is really a
bargain. These high school students in studio class have ONE requirement for
supplies and that is to bring a pencil to class. I don't make any money and
the kids think it's a fair exchange. This way they are always prepared for
I've started numbering pens for pen and ink and calligraphy and will do this
for brushes too. The responsible students always clean up and don't take
anything. A number system rewards them since it doesn't put me in a bad mood
and it forces the lazy students to be resonsible too. It's working out quite
well. They take pride in handing me a clean pen and hearing me say...nice
and clean..thank you. E