For years I've been sharing a very simple, yet very effective discipline strategy that used to be called ADOPT but is now known as Behavior CODES. It's nothing more than a seating chart on a clipboard on which I wrote letter codes for inappropriate behavior. (O = off-task, S = social talk, etc.)
One of the things that made it easy use was a little pencil holder made by the Velcro people. Attached to the clip on the clipboard, the pencil was always where I needed it to be. And, as we all know, when something is easier to use, we're more like to use it.
Long story short, they no longer make them.
So I decided to produce my own version.
Although Pencil Caddy was designed to use on a clipboard, the adhesive backing enables it be used on any non-porous surface such as desks, phones, computers, lockers, cabinets, countertops, or just about anywhere you need dependable access to a pencil.
Case in point, here's one attached to the cabinets in our shipping room.
And at 2 for a buck, they're cheap enough that you could put one on every student's desk and eliminate the drama of "I can't find my pencil!"
adhesive on back
2 for $1.00