Tonight on Schoolgirl Style's FB page she mentioned the Pencil Crisis. You know....you go to look in your supply cabinet and YIKES you're almost out of pencils and we're still in school for a few months! After suffering through the same crisis I have found a solution!
The first three weeks of school I give students two pencils every Monday. I continually tell them that they will only get a pencil on Mondays. We sharpen pencils first thing in the morning. I have an old school sharpener that students can use on their own in the morning or they can get their pencils sharpened by me. Now...your super smarties will figure out that they can get two pencils sharpened by the teacher and still sharpen any others they have at the other sharpener.
After week three students only get one pencil every Monday. Seriously-it works. I have kagillions of pencils left!
Don't know what to do about the Kleenex Crisis. This is the first year I haven't run out of kleenex by Christmas. Any solutions there?