Classroom Friendly Supplies has released its classic pencil sharpener in a fantastic new shade of purple - if you haven't tried this sharpener before, it will amaze you. Seriously, the sharpest pencils you've ever seen.
I tried this sharpener in blue last year and it took me a few tries to figure it out. Once I did, I was hooked! It is easy, quiet, and built to last. I was really excited to get one of the new purple models and double up on sharpeners in my classroom.
There are a few steps involved in using the sharpener: pull out the front, squeeze the cubes, insert the pencil and grind the handle. When the grinding becomes loose, the pencil is ready, so squeeze the cubes again to release. At the beginning of the year, I had my students watch a demo and then called them over one table at a time to try it out. Since then, they have been pros.
One of the most mind-blowing things I've noticed about using the sharpener is that because there are steps involved and a wonderfully sharp result, the students are treating both the pencils and the sharpener much more respectfully - no more jamming them into those loud electric models, creating broken tips. They seem much more aware of their role in the pencil sharpening - sounds a bit silly, but I am all about being respectful of our art materials and never wasting.
Get your own sharpener at classroomfriendlysupplies.com ! You will love it :)
"It's not electric, so you can use it anywhere!" - Charlotte
"Fast and sharpens quickly!" - Laurel Mae and Hermon
"I like using the cubes on top to get my pencil straight." - Hendrix
"No batteries, and you can take it from classroom to classroom." - Phoebe
"It is very quiet - I don't like loud noises" - Cooper
"It is easy to remove the shavings container" - Hermon