Navy chevron cards that will help you limit the amount of pencils given to students who do not have one in class. The cards are editable, but the navy color is not. You will notice a K in a circle and an R. The K stands for KEEP and the R stands for RETURN.
I have a student named the “pencil police” and his or her job is to monitor my pencil supply and the cards. The easiest way that I have found for them to do this is to let them just punch a hole into the card when a student needs to borrow or keep a pencil from my supply. All the pencils that kids can borrow have a piece of colored duck tape wrapped around them to resemble a tag or flag. At my school we can charge students for things as long as we use the school's reward cash system. So I don't automatically give every student one of these at the beginning of the year, I have them purchase the card with our fake school money. With the older students I would just give them this card on the first day of class. If a student can turn in the card to me without any punches at the end of a 9 weeks, I give them some extra credit! **To keep my inventory full I take all the pencils that the kids bring on the first day of school that was listed on the school supply sheet and this keeps me from having to constantly buy new ones.**