At 02:12 PM 2/3/98 -0500, you wrote: >One way to help keep track of your pencils and erasers is to have each child >give you his/her jacket or watch (or some item that they have with them) in >exchange for the pencil or eraser.
My son's teacher takes a shoe, and gives them the option of returning the
pencil and collecting the shoe at the end of the class or the day. She has
a terrific relationship with the janitor who delivers all lost and found
writing implements to her borrow jar. The kids love it.
Mary Baldwin College