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I have used the shoe for a pencil trade for years with 7th graders.
They love it! When I used to trade pencils for other personal
objects, I ended up with a stunning and unclaimed collection of
watches, jewelry, hats, coats, umbrellas, calculators, you name it.
No one yet has left my class without their shoe! One word of
caution; your classroom must have a safe and clean floor in order for
students to go one-shoe-less in class!
> 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.
> Karen Hurt
> Grafton Library
> Mary Baldwin College
> Staunton, Virginia
> Voice: 540.887.7317
> FAX: 540.887.7297