Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Product Review – The Quietest Classroom Pencil Sharpener

As I have been reading various teaching blogs lately, I have been seeing reviews for this pencil sharpener popping up all over the blogosphere.

greenonwhitealphaWith it’s retro styling, it intrigued me, but what interested me even more was the fact that all these other teachers were amazed at how quietly and effectively it sharpens pencils. As a busy teacher, I am quite made constantly aware of the noisy pencil sharpening epidemic that plagues so many classrooms. I’ve tried the electric pencil sharpeners. They dull quickly and the motors burn out easily. I’ve tried letting students use their own personal sharpeners, but that ending up with a floor that looked like the bottom of a hamster cage. So, when Troy at Classroom Friendly Supplies offered to let me try one in my classroom, I jumped at the chance.

When I opened it, my students were in awe. When I showed them how it worked, they were super impressed. As they have used it over the last week or so, I have asked them what they think about it. They say things like, “It’s the best pencil sharpener ever!” or “I like it because it gets the pencils so sharp!” or “It is so quiet it doesn’t bother me when I’m trying to work.”

You can see a video below of the sharpener in action.

It truly is quiet. It has cut down a lot of noise in my classroom. The students love it. This teacher loves it! What more can I say? Check it out at Classroom Friendly Supplies.

 

*** I received this product from Troy at Classroom Friendly Supplies in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

2 comments:

  1. What a nifty idea and love the retro look!

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  2. Good review/ video. I wanted to buy one for my son's teacher because she complains about kids sharpening pencils, and they are not allowed to have their own sharpeners. However, they were sold out. Bummer, cuz it's a pretty great product!

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