The last electric sharpener I bought, has only lasted because I am the only one who sharpens pencils. I can't allow the students to use it. Without my sharpener I'm a gonner. So unfortunately, I can't let them near it! I even put an OUT OF ORDER sign on it when I have a sub (just in case!!) I'm really hoping this sharpener will change all that.
I recently had a giveaway and one of the prizes was The Quietest Classroom Sharpener.
Troy from Classroom Friendly supplies was so gracious in this giveaway.
As I read his website, I saw that I could review his sharpener on my blog.
I received it on Friday and we immediately got to sharpening. I had my kids help me as I don't have any students to test it out! (summer time)
I started with the half sharpened lot, leftover in their school-boxes and in my junk drawer! You know the ones that barely have a point left! Well, after a little coaching, my kids were able to sharpen not problem. The sharpener clamps to most surfaces. I was using my kitchen counter (so pardon the crafty mess)
There is a little maneuvering involved at first. First you must squeeze the black levers together. This enables the silver face plate to slide out. It also allows you to put your pencil in.
Watch video here of sharpener in action
My son's reaction is priceless
My son using the sharpener
Results, My daughter's quote was--"This thing is awesome!" When I asked the follow-up question "Why?" Her answer was "Do you see how sharp these pencils are?!" The pictures really speak for themselves.
|Most of these were sharpened by my kids--no complaining!!! Don't ask me why, but they like using it! But I guess that is the point isnt' it! (no pun intended lol!)|
|Fabulous in First Linky|