August 15, 2012

Imagine A Classroom with Perfectly Sharpened Pencils

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy... LOOK what was sitting on my front porch!!

I could have missed this gem of a package if I hadn't been on the look out for it.  It was so little and sitting on the ledge so innocently.  I immediately knew what was inside and I was giddy with excitement. I used my keys to rip open the box and you know what was inside?!  This guy!! Whoo-hoo!

That's right!  It was the legendary pencil sharpener that I have seen on so many blogs.  It was... THE QUIETEST CLASSROOM PENCIL SHARPENER.  I was eager to try it out and see if all the hype in the blogosphere was true.

I mean, I don't know about the rest of y'all but I go through  electric pencil sharpeners at school like candy.  It's ridiculous but the regular ones they install in my classroom just eat pencils.  The pencils never get sharp and my students spend five minutes cranking that dang handle only for me to get frustrated and hand them one of my prized Ticonderoga pencils I keep in my "off-limits" teacher cup so that they can FINALLY get back to work!

I couldn't wait to try this puppy out and LOOK AT THOSE PENCILS!!!

They are so sharp!  I couldn't believe it.  It took me seconds...literally seconds.  It was easy to use and not one pencil broke.  I will admit (please don't judge) that it did take me a minute to figure out how to use the sharpener, because you have to slide out the front metal part, but then the sharpener holds the pencil for you while you crank.  Easy!

As I was testing it out and admiring my beautifully sharpened pencils I kept thinking about one kiddo in my room last year.  Apparently, his pencil was NEVER sharp enough.  He was always getting up for quick bzzzz in the sharpener.  I wish he could see these pencils.  Sharp enough?  I think these would meet his approval. :)

I'm super excited to take this pencil sharpener to my classroom and share it with my students.  Plus, I will make all the other teachers in my hallway jealous.  I kinda love that too.   If you haven't tried it, I would highly recommend checking it out.  It really does do a great job and it's quick, easy, and quiet.  Just click here to go directly to Classroom Friendly Supplies' website to get your hands on this little gem today!

Thank you Troy for sharing your wonderful pencil sharpener with me.

Teacher to teacher... your pencil sharpener rocks!


  1. I just ordered one and I can't wait until it gets here! It's hard to find a really good sharpener these days.

    Hooty's Homeroom

  2. Ahhhhh. Sharpened pencils make me smile!

    For some reason, I am having to go RE-follow all my favorite blogs (and I have no idea why Blogger says I am not following...) WAIT! Now I am following twice! Oh well... I hope you feel double appreciated today, because I really do love visiting your blog!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  3. Ive had mine for 8 months and it REALLY is just as wonderful now as the day I got it!!!

  4. I've used Troy's awesome sharpener for a couple years now. It is AWESOME! It still gets the pencils nice and sharp after how many thousand uses, and it is still nice and quiet. I'm not sure why there are any other pencil sharpeners on the market. Enjoy your new machine!

  5. I'm so jealous!! That pencil sharpener is *the* thing to have, no doubt about it.

    Now don't spend all day sharpening pencils. You know how it is with new toys ;)

    Peacocks & Penguins

    1. Seriously, I sharpened EVERY pencil I could find in my house and I loved every minute of it. I'm such a nerd. :)

  6. I didn't believe all these blogs, until I got mine! It is not quiet when I'm sharpening because I'm singing for joy!
    Owl Things First


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