This year I was given pencils without erasers. When I inquired as to why, I was told that they don't want preschoolers thinking that they made a mistake. So if they write or draw something that they don't like, have them circle it and try again. Ok. So here's my problem. I thought it was good for children to learn that they can make a mistake and just try again (after erasing it). My line has always been "That's why they put erasers on pencils!!!" Huh, now what? What is your feeling on erasers? I know I will have a bunch of frustrated children this year when they try to erase something they want to change!! Of course, I'm not talking about developmentally inappropriate writing. I don't make them trace and or/ copy written letters and erase them if they are not perfect. I am talking about free writing and drawing and a child who makes a mistake or wants to change something now is stuck with what they have!! I'm interested to hear some of your opinions.