Sunday, May 12, 2013

The little pencil sharpener that could...

Friends, Happy Mother's Day! And happy belated Teacher Appreciation! I have a sad tale for you today, but don't worry, it ends like a fairy tale!!

This is the tragic story of a broke teacher and an endless string of pencil sharpeners. Year after year, said teacher spent her own money investing in a pencil sharpener that claimed to do it all. Sharpen your pencils! Keep your kids quiet! Spit out gold coins! You get the idea... Year after year, said pencil sharpener broke halfway through the year leaving the teacher sad and the pencils unsharpened. This year, same thing again. So when Troy over at Classroom Friendly Supplies said I could review his pencil sharpener, I was excited. I was very, very, hopeful it would fix all my pencil woes.
Just look at this little happy guy!

 I'm happy to tell you that after 6 months of heavy use, little guy is still truckin' along. It's not mechanical like most which means:
a) I got some ribbing from my co-workers "you're not really going to use that?'' Yes. Yes I am. (don't worry I've turned them into believers)
b) The kids can use it THEMSELVES!
 I don't have to stop teaching to do it for them, or spend hours after school sharpening pencils.

Here's how it works.
See those two black knobs on the left?
pinch them together
and pull the silver piece out
put your pencil in and then let go. The knobs will hold the pencil in place. Then you wind the crank until it stops on it's own. 
Squeeze the knobs again to take out the pencil and Voila! 

Just look at that beautiful point! It looks like that EVERY time!

You too can get a beautiful blue (or green, or red, or black) sharpener. Just click on the button below!


  1. Hi Rachelle!
    I just found your blog and it is so much fun! I feel like it was meant to be because dull pencils are my pet peeve! :) Love this pencil sharpener. Thanks for the great review. I am tired of having my birthday presents be... pencil sharpeners. ha ha.
    I just started a blog and would love you to stop by and follow me!
    Carolyn Kisloski
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  2. Hopefully this pencil sharpener will be making a debut in my classroom come August. All three kindergarten teachers in my building put it on our "request" list. As of now, nothing has been cut...fingers crossed it comes!!!
    How about them apples?