Friday, 20 September 2013
Someone took my pencil!
We have pencil thieves!
This week I have heard the following statements many, many times:
1. My pencil is missing-- Can I borrow one of yours?
2. My pencil must be in my locker-- Can I borrow one of yours?
3. My pencil fell in the hallway-- Can I borrow one of yours?
4. Someone took my pencil-- Can I borrow on of your?
I am confused about what the term "borrow" means. I hand out many pencils on a loan basis everyday however they are often not returned. Many student, teachers and even parents ask why I keep pencils in my hair.
I have never had a student steal a pencil from my head. I have never had a student ask to borrow the pencil(s) that I have in my hair. This way I can go through out the day and not worry about them going missing. Putting pencils in your hair is far better then a pencil case. You can loose pencil from a pencil case, the pencils can even fall out and can be stolen easily.
I really think I have something here. The trend is going to catch on. Try it and you will see what I mean!