Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Best Pencil Sharpener in the World

There are some tools I use in my classroom that I know need to be top notch. I am usually willing to put out serious cash (just don't tell my husband) if it means that this particular thing will last all year and withstand the "caring" hands of my first graders. A pencil sharpener is one of those tools. We all use it daily and so do our students, depending on the rules in your classroom. I usually go through at least one pencil sharpener a year because the motor burns out or some mystery person sticks something in the sharpener that shouldn't be there.

I'm happy to report that I have found a sharpener that works fantastically and lasts longer than JUST one year. AND it doesn't even require the serious cash I'm used to paying for an electric pencil sharpener. This sharpener is made by Classroom Friendly Supplies. It comes in a variety of colors that are sure to match your classroom decor and is under $20. I'm telling you it's worth every penny! I now own two and even take one to church with me to use in my church class. I love that you can control how sharp the pencil gets. (My church class may have had a competition to see who could have the sharpest pencil.) It is light weight, easy for kids to use, and quite simple to clean out. I've also found that there are informative videos on Classroom Friendly Supplies that help you remove a pencil lead step by step. They've seriously thought of everything.

Now, with that all being said, my husband, a mechanical engineer, was curious about how great this sharpener really was. He, being the engineer that he is, played with it, looked inside, played with the parts, and gave it his engineer stamp of approval. He says that it is the greatest engineered pencil sharpener he has ever seen. He has fixed his fair share of my classroom pencil sharpeners over the years, so to hear that, I was and am sold! I may just have every color of this sharpener in my classroom by the end of the year. (As long as I keep it in the budget, according to the hubs!) What's your favorite pencil sharpener? If you haven't tried out "The Best Pencil Sharpener in the World" I would highly recommend adding it to your teacher wish list! You can thank me later. ;)