Tuesday, June 11, 2013

“THE” Pencil Sharpener

Now that summer is here I’ve been playing catch up. I am cleaning out and packing up 9 years worth of classroom. It is going to take me all summer!

Back in April I got a package in the mail. I was SO excited when THE pencil sharpener came. I’d been reading about this sharpener for months.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure how to use it hen I took it out of the box. I was disappointed so I took to the internet. I watched this video.


Once I realized that I didn’t need the clamp, I was a sharpening fool. I sharpened every pencil I could find.

I have a manual sharpener in my classroom. After years of an electric sharpener graveyard, I made the switch. Instead of buying a new sharpener each year, I buy 2-3 replacement blades.
I compared the Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener to my old sharpener. The results are pretty easy to see.


The sharpened pencils look so sharp that I thought it was too good to be true. I was sure that they would break. The proof is in the pudding. Here are the pencils after a session of the FCAT.


In four days of testing we did not have a single broken pencil. In ten years of administering standardized tests, that is the first time I’ve made it without a broken pencil.


Bottom line? This pencil sharpener lives up to the hype. I love it.