In my classroom I have a bin to hold my staplers. I teach my students where it is on the first day of school. Every single day, all year long, at least one kid will come up to me during the day and ask me where the stapler is. I am a very patient person, but about halfway through the year, I begin to loose my patience- I mean, they are in the bin, where they have been all year! Then I always have that one kid who gets his hands on the stapler, and clicks all the staples out of it, or better yet, staples his textbook, pencil, finger, etc... I guess you have to be a kid to understand the fascination of a stapler. I just don't get it!