I was hoping for some ideas on how to handle students "borrowing" pencils in class. During first semester I handed out pencils to any needy student, as I felt it was less disruptive than him or her asking a friend for one or leaving class to retrieve one from a locker. Needless to say, I have already gone through MANY pencils. Does anyone have a good method for these "needy" students (including the repeat offenders and the "A" student who is just having a rough day). I have heard of teachers requiring collateral or even charging for them. I'm open to trying something new when school starts on Monday, but I need something that will not disrupt those students who ARE prepared for class!! Thanks and Happy New Year to all!