I have so many kids coming into class without pencils or paper. Then they wander around the room and just pick up pencils where ever they find them - my desk, my computer station, someone else's desk, etc. I sent an email to a parent the other day and told them that their child hadn't done any work for the past two days and "It ain't my fault ain't no one got a pencil for me to use." I have started giving tardies when they don't have a writing utensil, so they just steal it with more stealth. I put all my writing utensils away in the cabinet except for the one I am using and they started going into the cabinet. Last weekend, I went to Menards and bought a hasp and padlock set and locked the cabinet up. This seems to have worked! And on the plus side - it has also stopped my co-worker from coming in here and stealing my videos for his classes to watch because "We don't have anything left to do today."