Our team is at the point where we're about ready to ban erasers.
Because erasers, you see, are wonderful projectiles. Especially when they're torn up into smaller pieces. And our book fair, which ended yesterday, sold a ton of erasers which are now being systematically dissembled and launched across our classrooms.
I rarely write kids up, but one thing that will cause a write up faster than their heads can spin around is throwing things. We had a girl today smacked in the eye with an eraser and that's exactly why the throwing is a big deal with me.
So, I basically informed them that if they so much as even made a throwing motion, regardless of whether or not they actually threw anything, I. Would. Write. Them. Up. No questions asked.
It's not a democracy in my room. It's a benevolent dictatorship, and they better figure that out.