I feel like I am fighting a war over pencils and erasers this year. My students use up the erasers on their pencils in no time literally like five minutes off a fresh pencil. The kids are always asking me for an eraser and it is driving me insane. Now they fight over pencils just for the erasers on them. I have tried assigning them each a big pink eraser with their names on them and they somehow lost them. I feel like the eraser cop! I told them and their parents that they need to buy an eraser of their own but thy are still coming to school without erasers or pencils for that matter. It is so FRUSTRATING!