I am forever picking pencils up off the floor. This year I hope to solve the problem by having each student have a pencil holder on their desk. I am using the 10 ounce drinkable yogurt containers. I cut them in half with a serrated knife, leaving the cap on. Thoroughly wash each part. Take a small piece of velcro and place on the bottom of the container and also on the cap end. Place a piece of velcr on each desk. Velcro together and instant pencil holder. Not only will pencils be handy for each student but they can also keep their scissors or small ruler in it too for easy access. When I find pencils on the floor I'll just drop them in the nearest holder. If you find the cut edges to be a little sharp just put some duck tape or masking tape over them.