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August 10, 2012

Fabulous Find Friday - Awesome Pencil Sharpener!

So I'm writing this on Thursday afternoon, hoping beyond hope that Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B is still having her Fabulous Find Friday linky party tomorrow.  I'm thinking she will, though I will be in meetings and won't be able to check out everyone's amazing shares until this weekend.  

I want to share my new favorite find.
I was able to try out this pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies at my home this past month.  I've seen the different reviews for it on the different blogs and on Pinterest, and I wondered if it was really possible to have a dream pencil sharpener like they mentioned.  The box came in the mail, and I had to see for myself.

They weren't joking!

This pencil sharpener is so quiet - it does make a tiny amount of noise, but nothing compared to the annoying sound that my electric one makes.  I could easily still teach a lesson and this be used at the same time.  It has a crank handle, but it doesn't need to be drilled down to a table because of a special clamp.  It was easy to put together and sturdy - all you have to do is just place the clamp into the little hole and it's done.  I didn't even need to ask my husband to put it together, I could handle it myself.    

It didn't take forever to sharpen a pencil either.  My boys are little helpers (or they were at that moment in time), and they each wanted to take a turn too.  I didn't have to worry about whether they were going to break it - it all was pretty simple without electricity!  There are also videos if I needed on the Classroom Friendly Supplies website if there were trouble-shooting issues, but nothing bad happened so I didn't need them. 

I wanted to see how easy it was to dump it out and clean it - simple!  The school kids come this coming Monday, and I told my teammates about it - they want to check it out as well - so it's heading to the classroom tomorrow to share.  If you are interested to learn more about it, head on over to the Classroom Friendly Supplies website.  

Have a great weekend!


  1. Enjoy your last weekend of freedom.

    I've heard about this pencil sharpener, but I wasn't sure if it was just hyped up or if it was actually good. Thanks for the honest review - I have to get one!

  2. Mine came in the mail today. They were on backorder for 6 weeks. It is awesome!!!! However, my dopey son stuck the eraser end in the sharpener to see if it too would sharpen. It does. If you wanted to know.

    1. It's good to know that it sharpens erasers too! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Don't you just LOVE this sharpener. Thanks so much for linking up to my final find linky :)

    Fun in Room 4B

    1. Yes, I do love it! Right now it is attached to my teaching table - now no excuses to have the kids get up when it's time to do small group work.

  4. I have been eying these all summer! Sounds like I might need to invest in one!

    Craft of Teaching

    1. It is a great deal! The price goes down a bit if you get other teachers to go in on a multiple order.


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