Pencil I.D. Storage

Lesson #12033

Students will easily find their own named pencil each day displayed on a storage box. The pencils are picked up at the start of the day and then placed back on the storage box at the end of the day. This may help end the searching for a pencil from each student.

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Creating a storage solution for student pencils is a snap using this storage box. With distinctive caps on the end of each pencil, students will be easily able to identify their own pencil at the start of each day.

Store and identify each student’s pencil with their name for easy pick up in the morning and returning to the box at the end of the day.

14220-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Pencil Caps - Large
Adhesive, Cardboard or shoe box, Marker, Pencils, Push pin, Scissors, Wrapping paper
Adhesive, Cardboard or shoe box, Marker, Pencils, Push pin, Scissors, Wrapping paper

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Gift wrap the shoe box (or similar size and deep box) in wrapping paper.
  2. Measure the top of the box and make a grid slightly smaller to determine how many pencils with Pencil Caps will easily fit on the box.
  3. Place the grid on the box top. Holding the grid in place, use a push pin to poke a hole at the intersection of the lines on the grid.
  4. Die-cut as many Pencil Caps as needed. Have students write their name on one side and decorate the other side as desired.
  5. Fold the Pencil Caps on the perforated lines. Take the pencil point and push through the middle hole on the Pencil Cap with the name showing.
  6. Bring the bottom of both sides up so that the holes align and slide onto the pencil point. Then slide the Pencil Cap up to the eraser metal (Main Photo).
  7. Push the decorated pencil into a hole on the box and…, voila, your lost pencil and storage problem is solved!
  8. Optional: Teacher can label the box and pencil with numbers for students to replace their pencil in any given hole based on alphabetical or numerical order.

Fine Arts: Visual Arts
Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 – Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Standard 5: Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of Their Work and the Work of Others

  • K-4 – Students understand that there are various purposes for creating works of visual art.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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