Sunday, January 27, 2013

I'm in Love!

I'm in love with a pencil sharpener!  As I have mentioned before, I hate pencils!!!  It never fails, broken pencils that need to be sharpened always seem to interrupt teachable moments!  I have tried all kinds of sharpeners.  The old-school sharpener mounted to the wall, individual hand held sharpeners and a wide variety of electric sharpeners.

Still nothing worked like I wanted!  Even if the sharpener worked, it seemed the pencils broke right away.  I remembered reading about a pencil sharpener earlier in blog land that people seemed to love.  Looks were deceiving, I thought this looks like the hold-school sharpener just in a fancy color.  I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw the great price!  I had spent so much on previous sharpeners thinking they would solve all of my issues; and they didn't.  I figured what do I have to lose and I decided to give it a try!

When my kids called to tell me a box was just delivered I was so excited!  It was like Christmas.  I couldn't wait to open it up and try it.  It took me a few minutes to get the hang of it (I should have watched the video below first!) but then wow!  I sharpened every pencil I had at home.

When I took it in to school the next day it was a teacher workday.  I showed to all the teachers on my team and you should have seen how excited everyone was, over a pencil sharpener.  Several of my team went on right away to buy their own.  I also added my name to mine so it wouldn't walk away!

The kids thought it was amazing.  Now they make sure they have their 2 pencils sharpened at the beginning of the day an we are all good.  My pencil problems have pleasantly disappeared thanks to this little guy!


  1. I am supposed to get my sharpener this week to do a review too! I can't wait to use it!!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  2. Definitely ogling yours :) Congratulations on your new sharpener!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  3. Oooo...LOVE the orange color!! I have a green one!! I LOVE mine!!

    1...2...3...Teach With Me
    ”Dots” of Fun!

  4. It is really amazing! My only hope is that they make one soon for fat Kindergarten pencils.

  5. OK. I am taking your advice. I can't stand the sharpener I have, and it was so expensive. I can't wait to try your recommendation.

  6. I'm trying to get our PTO to buy them for our school!


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