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The PE problem, have each student tape a "flag" on their pencil with their name on it, then keep a can for that class in your room, with the pencils in it.
Lastly - search for FREE stuff!! Call the paper companies in your area and ask for "scraps" (their idea of scrap is a treasure to me!) I got huge(3 ft by 4ft) sheets of paper, as many reams as I wanted from one company!! Some frame shops will give you small pieces of matboard. And, definitely send home a note to parents asking for items you could use.