Are you tired of the constant “pencil battle”? I was going through a package of pencils a week and still hearing, “I don’t have a pencil.” I came up with and implemented this system. It seems to be working.
To start it off, I gave everyone a brand new pencil and a pencil token. Every Monday morning, I give every student a new pencil token. If a student needs a pencil they can turn the pencil token in for a new pencil. If they need a pencil but do not have a token, they will have to see if they can borrow a pencil from a classmate.
You could use a pencil token as positive reinforcement. A student could earn extra pencil tokens for behavior, or at your discretion.