What do you do when a student does not have a pen for class? I have been keeping the student after class or sometimes keeping the whole class behind 1 minute for each textbook forgotton. Needless to say...It hasn't worked. I have tried having them give me their shoe, pay 1.00 and all of those ideas. Anyone have a practical solution to keep my classroom in order. Frankly, I am just tired of hearing these statements in the middle of my lesson. I want the students to take ownership and know exactly what to do when this problem arises. Any ideas?