I can't figure out a good system for this with my fifth graders.... I like having colored plastic bins at each group of desks for communal supplies and to track behavior and call groups. However, I've always had issues with students stealing other kids' stuff, wasting post-its (especially to make flip books, grr), leaving trash inside, etc. How do you organize group supplies to avoid this? I work at a low SES school where very few students have/bring pencil boxes/pouches and supplies, but we get a lot of donations for crayons, glue and scissors. The materials I'd like to keep inside the bins for groups to use are: Post-Its Stapler/Staples Scissors Correction Pens Glue Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils Highlighters Index Cards Small pencil sharpeners We use interactive notebooks daily so having many of the above supplies readily available is important, but I'm open to putting them in places other than table bins. Also, one year a group decided to put a plastic cup labeled trash inside their bin for pencil shavings and other small items. Does that sound practical for all? Thanks in advance!