Pencils in 2-F

posted Sep 15, 2014, 9:53 AM by Unknown user
Parents, today your children will be coming home with their mechanical pencils (if they had any) and personal sharpeners. These were becoming a BIG distraction in our classroom, therefore they are no longer welcomed. Also, we have implemented a "Trade A Pencil" rule. From speaking with other teachers, it is the same thing they did in 1st grade. I have a box infront of the room with their pencils and when they need a new pencil they can take a pencil. Some of the children were upset about their pencils, but I explained to them they are still using their own pencil, for example, one with special designs. Having the pencils at our desk just did not work last week and so far with our "Trade a Pencil" it has been running smoothly. I will be talking more about this at Back to School Night tomorrow but if you have any questions, please feel free to email me. 
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