We have, in the past, had a pencil problem (or more than one pencil problem, depending on how you look at it).
Pencils on the floor that no one knows how got there.
Missing pencils that no one can find.
Broken pencils that no one cares about.
Un-sharpened cheap pencils that constantly break during sharpening.
Pencils without erasers.
A pencil that someone is currently using that someone else was using earlier and claims as his or her own, causing a fight over said pencil.
All of this pencil mayhem delays our schoolwork (and, frankly, makes this Mama want to pull her hair out).
This year I vowed we would have no such problems. no such delays.
Each child gets 12
Let peace reign!