I have seen this pencil sharpener popping up around blogland lately and just had to give it a try! Troy over at Classroom Friendly Supplies sent me this green one. It arrived within a few days and I was ready to give it a go!
First of all, I really like the way it looks! This will go nicely with my blue and green theme in my classroom in the fall!
This sharpener was super easy to use and will work well with my students in the fall. It is also super quiet! (I don't know about you but I do not enjoy the grinding sound of my old sharpener and then many times it does not sharpen all sides of the pencil....or the lead breaks inside!) This pencil sharpener solves ALL of those issues!
Over at Troy's site, he has videos to show how to use this product.
To get started, pull the silver front end out. Then, squeeze the black tabs at the top and insert your pencil and sharpen away! It will stop when it is done to prevent oversharpening.
As you can see, it produces a perfectly sharpened pencil.
It will take some training with the kiddos in the fall. However, once that is done, this will be something that they will be very independent with and will no longer have to look for me to fix their dull pencils!
It also has an easy to empty basket for the shavings!
The easy to use hardware to clamp it down is also included. Thank you Troy for sending me this awesome tool! I look forward to all the benefits this school year!