August 13, 2013

Tried It Tuesday... THE BEST Pencil Sharpener!

I had heard about it! I had seen pictures of it on blogs! I had read teacher testimonials about it! Really? A pencil sharpener, I thought! What could possibly be so exciting about a pencil sharpener?

Now that I've had the chance to try it... WOWZA... never, mind that it's the quietest pencil sharpener, ever... it's REALLY the BEST pencil sharpener EVER!!!!!!

I'm linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday to share a great product that I tried this week from Classroom Friendly Supplies, a company owned and operated by a teacher.

My pencil sharpener arrived in the mail last Friday and I couldn't wait to try it out! I quickly opened the shipping box and found...

a nicely packaged green (my favorite color) pencil sharpener. OK, nothing extraordinary yet. The next step was to remove it from the box. I found two pieces: the sharpener and a clamp.

I did not want to take the time to use the clamp since my sharpener is intended for my classroom and I am test-driving it at home, so I dived right in. The sharpener has four small grips on its bottom and does not slide on a smooth surface. I figured I could just hold it with my left hand while cranking it with my right.

It took me a moment to figure out that I had to use the levers at the top of the sharpener to allow the pencil in. Once the pencil is in the sharpener, it is held securely by the sharpener itself. You do not need to hold the pencil.  The crank turns easily and stops when the pencil is completely sharpened. Here's where the pencil sharpener gets extraordinary!

Tell me... aren't these the sharpest pencils you've ever seen?

And the sharpener is indeed the quietest one you'll ever use. How do I know? Because the nosiest, most curious cat who comes running at every new sound slept through the entire process of me sharpening my pencils, and she was not four feet away. It will be GREAT to have no pencil sharpener noise in the classroom! I can't wait to show off my new sharpener and have my kiddos try it!

To learn more about this terrific teaching tool and order your own just visit Classroom Friendly Supplies online.

Happy Teaching,
The Teacher's Desk 6


  1. I have this sharpener in black and LOVE it!! I love it so much that I wish I could buy everyone in the school one! Thanks for linking up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

    1. That's exactly how I feel, Holly! I'm actually a bit giddy about it! LOL!

  2. Hmmm...I may have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I had someone give me a demonstration on one of these yesterday. I have to say that I'm sold on the idea! Thanks for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learin'

    1. That's neat, a demonstration! Hmmm? That might be the way to go to get them to all the teachers in my building.

  4. I have the blue sharpener and love it! My kiddos love it too. I can't wait to introduce a new class to it!

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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    1. My kids will flip over mine! I had them in fifth grade Language Arts and they were forever having to sharpen pencils (more than any other class EVER!) and I had NO sharpener in my room. We had to use handheld ones. They will be so surprised! LOVE IT!

  5. You've sold me! I think I am going to have to buy one of these sharpeners! The traditional sharpener in my room doesn't work and years ago I purchased an electric sharpener. However, I think it's seen better days! Thanks for sharing!

    Fifth Grade Wit and

    1. I don't think you'll be disappointed, Chelsea! It really is good!

  6. Wow! I have to get one of these!!! I have always dreaded buying sharpeners. My kids just eat through the pencils as they sharpen them! This looks great! Thanks so much!!

  7. Great sharpener! I received one last year in my classroom in the Middle East.(box of goodies). I was undecided if it was going to be a good sharpener or find its way in the trash. lol Needless to say, I received another one before summer break and I love them both! SN: Didn't know it was available here in America. Good to know when I come back to Fl.


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