It was pencils. The sound of the pencil sharpener drove her crazy. The times a pencil broke and a student got up in the middle of their work to replace it made her insane. Let's not even talk about what happened with the curlies the kids peeled off the fancy pencils I gave them for special occasions. It was "The Great Pencil Problem of 2008".
I feel like I should track her down and giving her this pencil sharpener. It was created by a classroom teacher, so he knows how big of a problem pencils can be.
It would change her life.
The morning I brought mine to school, I made my teammates sharpen pencils. I even inturrupted the first grade teachers' team meeting with a
This is a pencil sharpened with my electric sharpener. The one that you have to hold the shavings cup closed or it won't even work.
The lead is already about to fall out and that curly plastic around it just begs children to peel it instead of actually writing.
Enter the best pencil sharpener in the world to save the day.
Here is a side by side comparison. My electric sharpener should be ashamed of itself.
I sharped a whole pack of pencils yesterday morning and held them up for a student to admire with me. She said, "Now those are some really sharp pencils. We could do some serious writing with those things. Or poking."
Not convinced you need this sharpener yet? Watch this video and then head over to Classroom Friendly Supplies and check it out. I'm loving my green one and I'm wanting the car one. So cool!