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12 Clever Ways to Solve the Case of the Disappearing Pencils

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1. Decorate pencils with washi tape. 

SOURCE: My Craftily Ever After

Use washi tape to let students customize their pencils. By letting them put their own stamp on it, they’ll take more ownership of the pencil. And then, in theory, fewer pencils will be lost. Fingers crossed! 

2. Use magnets to create a borrowing station.

SOURCE: Fabulous in Fifth

If students need a pencil, you can use this nifty tip (and get a free printable sign) from Fabulous in Fifth. The magnet board is just a cookie sheet. Then the magnets have clips on them, which easily hold pencils. 

3. Encourage accountability by numbering pencils.

SOURCE: Once Upon a Classroom

Everyone gets a number; everyone knows their number. So if we find your pencil in the LEGO bin, you’re busted!

4. Use paper straws to give pencils a home.