Disclosure: I was sent a Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener in exchange for my honest review which I have given! (I really, really LOVE this sharpener!) I will only recommend products that I feel are in the best interest of my readers.
You want to know what my biggest pet peeve is in the classroom? It’s sharpening pencils!! There is nothing that can send me over the edge like having all of my classroom pencils sharpened and when the students use them the lead just falls right out! It is so frustrating and last school year I thought I was going to “lose it” over that one issue! I know it may sound silly to you, however it is frustrating to think you are ready to start a lesson and everyone has issues with their pencil! The crazy thing is that these were not cheap dollar store pencils! I had requested on my school supply list that all pencils brought to class be a pencil that all of you would recognize by name (however I won’t disclose that name here). I thought this would solve my pencil issues, but it did not.
I was always thinking that I needed a new sharpener….in fact I went through 6 sharpeners last school year and none of them ever did any better at sharpening my pencils than the previous one. My pencils continued to have issues….and so did I!! I was losing my mind!
I was determined this year that I would have a pencil sharpener that worked! So, what does a teacher do when she is looking for the “best pencil sharpener for a classroom”? She googles it, of course, and then she reads hundreds of reviews! When I did this I found a pencil sharpener that I had never heard of before……The Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener! At first glance I thought, “oh, no way am I going to hand crank my pencils!” But I kept reading the reviews and guess what? There was not one bad review on this pencil sharpener! Everyone just raved about it and I knew that I had to try it!
When my pencil sharpener arrived I eagerly took it out of the box and tried it out. WOW! You would not believe the point that this sharpener puts on ALL of my pencils! I literally sharpened about 50 pencils in a matter of minutes and they were all perfectly pointed and ready to use! And guess what? Not one single lead fell out!! I have used this pencil sharpener to sharpen the more expensive pencils that I requested my class bring in, and I have sharpened pencils from the dollar store. All of them sharpen equally well!
There are just not enough words to tell you how in love I am with this pencil sharpener! It is like NOTHING you have ever tried before and my life is so much better for it!
I usually sharpen my pencils for students at the end of each school day and have them in a cup marked “sharp”. My students get their pencils each morning and at the end of the day they will put them in the cup marked “dull” so that I can sharpen them. But, I did want to see how easy it would be for kids to use, so I had my grandkids try it out. They had absolutely no problem with sharpening the pencils and they are ages 6 and 8. They loved doing it, too! My grandson (the 6 year old) even requested that I get him one of these sharpeners for Christmas!
Seriously, if you are a teacher or a homeschool parent, you must get this Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener!! You will not be sorry! In fact, I guarantee that you will suggest it to all of your other teacher friends, too!
The sharpeners come in several fun colors! Choose from Groovy Green, Cool Blue, Firehouse Red, Midnight Black and Precious Pink! The sharpeners retail for $24.95 each, however if you buy them in lots of 3, they will cost you only $17.99 each. Schools can purchase 36 sharpeners and pay only $13.99 each! What a steal!!
Each of the sharpeners has a retro look which is really cool! They sharpen very quietly so if you allow your students to sharpen pencils during class time, there will be no interruptions!
The pencil sharpener will stop automatically when the pencil is sharpened, therefore you will never oversharpen and risk breaking the point. They have a clear plastic disposal tray so you can see when it is full of shavings and empty it. It slides out easily and if emptied over the trash can there is no mess at all!
The sharpeners are portable or can be mounted to a surface if you would like to keep it securely in place.
Please…..I beg you…….run! Get this sharpener! You will NEVER want to use any other sharpener again!
I am proud to say that my sanity has returned and I enjoy sharpening my pencils so much that I have over 300 of them sharpened and ready to go when needed!
Thank you, Classroom Friendly Supplies for making a Pencil Sharpener that does the job and does it well!