So, I've seen several posts here about pencils and thought I would start another one. PENCILS cause some of the most problems in my classroom. I hate them. I hate sharpening them. I hate when kids tell me their pencil is broken, dull, or that they can't find it. I don't let kids sharpen their pencils during the day because the sound drives me nuts, and some use it as an excuse to get up and not do their work. So, I use "sharp" and "dull" pencil jars. I can sharpen 30 pencils one morning and they are all gone by mid-afternoon. UGH! How have you gotten rid of the pencil drama?