There's nothing worse then hearing the pencil sharpener while you are teaching. And, there's nothing worse then not having sharp pencils available for students to use. And, there's nothing worse then having to constantly replace lost pencils!! This simple procedure has been very successful in my classroom! You simply have a basket or cup holder of broken pencils and one with sharp pencils. When the student needs a pencil, they must donate one to the "Give One" basket. Place it in the basket and get a new sharp one from the "Get One" basket. At the end of the day, sharpen all the pencils so they are available for the next day.