I've used this method with my students for the past two years. For 5 years before this, all supplies were personal. I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner! :2up: Daily items are now personal, but crayons, glue sticks, and scissors are community items and are handed out on an as-needed basis. This has worked so much better for me, and also reduces the chance that kids will break and throw crayons, which is always an issue in my school.