My kiddos have been full of stories lately, and unfortunately it takes up a TON of class time! To fix this, I made each of them a story stick:
I used the fat popsicle sticks and little white labels. I wrote each students name on the white label and the story stick lives on their desk. Now they are allowed to tell one story a day during class. After they tell it, they must turn in their story stick. The next morning it is back on their desk and it starts over again. One story a day per student is MUCH more manageable than ten!!