Don't you just hate hearing, "I need a green!" or "Someone stole my blue!"
Well, I sure did. And I was hearing it all.the.time. Until last year. My solution?
The "extra crayon" box.
I bought the bin (which actually has colored pencils on it, but who cares, right?) at Lowe's last summer for $4 or $5. Then I saved my Weight Watchers yogurt containers to hold the crayons. Only eight would fit in the box, so I had to group some colors together. No biggie.
Now, when a student doesn't have a crayon because it's lost or broken, they just go to the crayon box and get the one they need. They can then keep that crayon for themselves. I check the extra crayon box
every once in awhile whenever I hear "There aren't any yellows left!" and replenish it as necessary.