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Posted on October 18, 2015 7:01 pm
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Henry Hobby
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Paper
Many of my students do not bring paper to class with them each day. I have a container of extra paper that I provide if students run out and need extra. Lately, I have noticed that the same students are constantly getting paper out of the bin. I have refilled the bin many times this year. How do I get these students to bring in their own supplies so that I am not constantly providing them?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 18, 2015 9:34 pm

ySudyG
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At the beginning of the year I give out my supply lists and one of those is paper for every-day note taking. I inform students that having these supplies is considered class participation and as they turn their supplies in, they receive a grade for participating. This works as an incentive as it is a really easy grade to earn. I would also try to figure out if these students are not bringing paper just because of need. I work at a Title I school and students often cannot bring supplies because they just can't afford them. I have worked out deals with some of my students, that they stay after and help me clean up or do something else around the classroom, and in exchange, I provide their paper. I think how you respond really depends on the financial situation of the student.
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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2015 11:17 pm

Shelby Milton
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At the beginning of the year, I put on the board what extra supplies are needed. Some parents will help out and other will not. However, any extra bit helps. I teach at a Title 1 school, so many students come to school with no paper each day. Calling home sometimes works, because the students might not tell their parents they need paper. But I have noticed that parents that can really do help out and bring in the extra supplies for those students.
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yDaTes
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That is a great idea!
  Posted on: February 28, 2016 2:28 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2015 9:36 pm

Qanuna
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Each student should be allowed to go to the paper bin maybe 5 times a school year? Each time they go to the bin they get a tally mark next to their name. At the end of the school year if they have no tally marks they get 5 extra credit points, one tally mark then 4 extra points and so on. Remind kids at the end of the school year when they are on the border of getting the next letter grade that this could make a big difference.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2015 7:43 pm

QuvuLy
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One solution that I have found is to require them to give up their cell phone if they have to get paper out of your bin. When I require this, it is amazing to see how students magically have paper all of a sudden.
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Solution 5
Posted October 18, 2015 10:37 pm

PaDemu
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I have this problem with pencils! I contact parents if the problem becomes habitual. I ensure them that the student is doing well, but is running short on supplies. Many times kids don't go home asking for school supplies after school has started.
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Solution 6
Posted October 19, 2015 12:24 am

ZujaTa
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I would recommend connecting your students parents to Class Dojo and use the messaging system to inform the parents if their student is running low/out of supplies or is consistently not prepared to learn/participate. Any time they need paper they can lose points as well.
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Solution 7
Posted February 29, 2016 12:28 am

ySaryN
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I recommend giving students a list of supplies at the beginning of the year. Encourage them to bring in extra supplies by providing extra credit to students who do.
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Solution 8
Posted February 29, 2016 12:28 am

ySaryN
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I recommend giving students a list of supplies at the beginning of the year. Encourage them to bring in extra supplies by providing extra credit to students who do.
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Solution 9
Posted February 29, 2016 12:28 am

ySaryN
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I recommend giving students a list of supplies at the beginning of the year. Encourage them to bring in extra supplies by providing extra credit to students who do.
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Solution 10
Posted February 29, 2016 12:28 am

ySaryN
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I recommend giving students a list of supplies at the beginning of the year. Encourage them to bring in extra supplies by providing extra credit to students who do.
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Solution 11
Posted February 29, 2016 12:28 am

ySaryN
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I recommend giving students a list of supplies at the beginning of the year. Encourage them to bring in extra supplies by providing extra credit to students who do.
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Solution 12
Posted February 29, 2016 12:28 am

ySaryN
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I recommend giving students a list of supplies at the beginning of the year. Encourage them to bring in extra supplies by providing extra credit to students who do.
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Solution 13
Posted February 29, 2016 2:53 am

XaSaPe
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I would try to get parents to donate. Also, maybe set up a grade for class preparedness. Each student would get a couple freebies before it affected their grade.
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Solution 14
Posted March 5, 2016 10:01 pm

WuzyJa
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You can ask them. Send a note home or email the parents.
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Solution 15
Posted October 9, 2016 2:44 am

uBuDub
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I would limit the number of times a students can get paper a month, this will force students to think wisely before getting a fresh piece of paper.
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Solution 16
Posted October 9, 2016 6:01 pm

Chanell Wolski
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Really, your students are going to take what you have provided no matter what. At the beginning of the year, send out a supply sheet for your classroom. This way your students are not effecting your wallet as much.
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Solution 17
Posted February 21, 2017 2:16 am

uQaMeV
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I think that older students don't like carry supplies around because they feel that they are nerds and its not cool. If they are younger, maybe the students are not able to buy whatever they need. I would first ask them why they do not come to class prepared. If you can not get a straight answer then I would speak to their parent by phone or by note. Then, if the parent indicate that they are having financial problems then I would direct them to the school caseworker.
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Solution 18
Posted February 21, 2017 10:07 pm

uJuPyS
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You can encourage the students to bring in supplies, but you can't force them too.
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Solution 19
Posted October 15, 2017 7:47 pm

yheGeS
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I would suggest a supply sheet for the classroom that they these students know they are filling up the paper bin and being responsible at the same time. Or you can take the paper bin away, and let them bring all their supplies.
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Solution 20
Posted October 19, 2015 3:43 am

WubuLe
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Have students start a cursing jar, or some other means of collecting money to get them to pay for their paper. Have them pay for the paper. Have them purchase their own pack from you and you keep the paper in your room.
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LuLyHa
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I would never do this! This is wrong!
  Posted on: July 10, 2016 6:22 pm

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Solution 21
Posted February 22, 2016 3:10 pm

zyWute
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Only give out one sheet of paper to students a class, they need to bring paper if they need more, which they probably will.
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Solution 22
Posted February 27, 2016 3:25 pm

edeBaS
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If I were you in your position, I would do like you are doing, bring the paper to class. I would also give extra credit to the students that bring paper. Remember, some students have parents that are not available or have a lot going on that they are not able to afford paper. Sad, but true.
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