But every time people are in my room, they ask about my "magic sticks".
I paint one side so I can track who has been called on, and who hasn't. (Some people paint both sides, but if you paint one, the other side is automatically a different color!) :)
I have a basket with a small container in the inside-- the inside container is not necessary, they just fit so nicely. It works well :)
This is how it looks when there are some people who have had a turn and some who haven't.