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Sunday, September 24, 2017

5-Minute Pencil-Management System

Are you tired of students coming to class without a pencil?  Do you loan out pencils and never get them back?  I have a quick and easy solution for you!

There's a saying that goes something like this:  "If a student needs a pencil, give him a pencil. There are better ways to teach him responsibility". I agree, but I also don't want to spend my entire paycheck on pencils that grow legs and walk away. 

So, allow me to show you my 5-Minute Pencil Management System!

5-Minute Pencil-Management System

I wrap the pencils in a unique duct tape to easily identify them and place them in a magnetic pencil holder. 

5-Minute Pencil-Management System

The pencils sit in the magnetic pencil cup on the board by the door. 

Before each class period is allowed to leave, I have a student count the pencils. No one leaves until all six pencils are back in the cup. 

Easy, peasy.  You can literally set this up and maintain it in under five minutes a day. 

What are your ideas for maintaining your pencils?  I'm always looking for upgrades!

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