Friday, August 29, 2014

Best Pencil Sharpener. EVER.

A few years ago I needed a new pencil sharpener, and luckily our district had electric ones in the warehouse for teachers. It was heavy duty and would light up to indicate that the pencil was sharp. Over years of use combined with the poor quality pencils the district was supplying it wasn't doing its job anymore. Pencils were eaten up, the lead breaking, so it was time to retire the old guy. I had been hearing a lot about the Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpener so I knew I needed to try one out.

I never thought I'd be raving about a pencil sharpener, but this one is seriously worth getting excited about. It's kind of miraculous. It was so easy I taught my four-year-old nephew to use it. After a tutorial and modeling all my 5th graders wanted to sharpen their pencils. Like, all their pencils. Now my kids are excited to sharpen their pencils (not excessively, because the sharpener doesn't allow it) and I have had no problems with students losing pencils or needing a new one because there is a stub left from forcing it in the sharpener.


The Classroom Friendly Sharpener is a hand crank sharpener, but not like the old school ones that were loud and annoying from the old days (like when I was in elementary school in the 80s). It isn't silent, but it's pretty quiet. In about a dozen turns the pencil is sharp.


Like, REALLY sharp!

A perfect point. Every time.

The sharpener has a pencil grip that holds the pencil while it is being sharpened. Just squeeze to release. 

Once the pencil is sharpened the sharpener won't let the pencil continue to be eaten up!

Pros:
Comes in a variety of lovely colors (I also have a green one which I lent to my neighbor teacher)
Quiet
Easy to use
Fun to use
Perfectly sharp point - every time
Works on low quality pencils
Easy to take apart for maintenance
Good looking
Promises to amaze

Cons:
Colored pencil led breaks easily inside
Grip leaves dents in the pencil


As you can see, this really is a special sharpener. My class loves it. I love it. Now go order one! Or Use code AY4G2 to get 5% off your order.  


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