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    "baby" pencils
    By Monica

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    I keep some of the fat, eraserless "kindergarten baby" pencils as extras. I make sure not to sharpen them too well, so the points are nice and dull. The kids hate being seen using such childish implements, so they always return them.

    Interestingly, I suggested this tip to a fifth grade teacher at my school, and it was a failure in her class. I don't know if they were feeling nostalgic or what, but the older kids loved using the kindergarten pencils and didn't return them. I guess third graders are more anxious to establish their big-kid status by scorning the "baby pencils."

    I've also heard of teachers buying a box of those tiny little golf pencils.



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