I’ll begin with my new Pencil Sharpener. Like many of you, I read on several elementary blogs just how amazing this pencil sharpener is. Yea, right. So I checked it out. Read some more reviews.
So, what do you do with a new pencil sharpener? You sharpen pencils. And more pencils. And more pencils. I let me 8 year old sharpen pencils just to test it out. Her first reponse, “Man, ____ needs this one!” She sat for 15 minutes sharpening pencils, and said it was fun! When I asked her what she thought about the Classroom Friendly Supplies sharpener – she yelled, flexing her muscles…”IT’S AWESOME!!!” I have to agree. Sharpeners are always the nightmare in my classroom – going through multiple ones each year.
It says its the quietest – well, its not silent, nor should anyone expect it to be. But using the strategy demonstrated in the video, you’ll hear it is much quieter than most. I used several different pencils I have around the house to test run.
The first two pencils are Dixon Ticonderoga’s – the first one has had magazine print glued to it for decoration. The last two are from a $1/12 pk – which usually do not sharpen well at all – I hate having them in my classroom. Most sharpeners eat them right up, but not today! You can see all are SMOOTH, steady points – none ready to break when you write with them. I will post again about my Groovy Green Sharpener after the year progresses to let you know how well it stands up to Geometry & Algebra 2 students! But for now, I’m seriously thinking of ordering another one just for home use!
Yes, I’m a self-proclaimed nerd when it comes to awesome office/school supplies! This is definitely worth checking out!