Supplies at Students’ Tables

I’ve seen a few middle school teachers put containers of school supplies on at student tables. Students spend ridiculous amounts of time looking for pencils that they lost, and having pencils readily available will be a lifesaver.

Find a decorative container that can stand upright and get some pencils. Tape large plastic flowers to each pencil so students will be less likely to steal and/or lose them. The pencils stay in the class.

Other things to add to this container include hand sanitizer, small pencil sharpener, and glue. Especially with the pencil sharpener, you’ll have to make clear that each table gets one pencil sharpener at their table that year. If it gets lost or stolen, too bad. It’s their responsibility to keep it at their table.


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