So...here's the whole entire sad story. The #1 pencil sharpening RULE! You may ONLY sharpen pencils between the hours of 7:30 am and 8:00 am! NO SHARPENING during the day because ALL that noise makes us want to pull our hair out!
Good rule. Easy to follow, right? Not so much! At least not for 2 of our cutie pies...let's call them Spunky and Sassy (to protect the names of the
innocent guilty!) These 2 cuties managed to make their way to that darn sharpener nearly 100 10 times a day! And always right when I was giving directions or the principal came in to talk to the kids or myself. Rrrrrr! Rrrrr! Ckkkk! (Those are the horrendous sounds coming from the sharpener if you don't speak the language!)
In their defense, those darn cheap pencils from the warehouse were a pain to sharpen. The lead kept constantly falling out every time it was sharpened! The pencil sharpener kept chewing those pencils up like a beaver would a log! The pencils were like 2 inches short by the time the sharpener worked and the lead stayed in!
Needless to say...I was SAD! So...so...sad!
But NO MORE my friends...no more!
Insert heavenly angel music, rainbows, puppies, kittens, and any other happy image here!
Well my story only got better from there. Once my hot pink little number arrived, our PTA decided they were amazing too and ordered one for every classroom teacher! Have I mentioned how awesome these people are to us? So now my hot pink sharpener had a lovely blue partner in pencil sharpening crime!
We were cranking out sharp pencils like the wind I tell you! We had the prettiest, sharpest pointy pencils you have ever seen. And maybe what I loved the most is that they STAYED sharpened forever. It just seems like they last so much longer before needing to be sharpened again. Can I get an AMEN!
And just when I think my sharpener revolution is over, guess what arrived in the mail a few weeks ago? The NEWEST color hot off the market...PURPLE! People, I have triplets!!!!
And just so you can REALLY see what this baby can do...check this out!
So if you are in desperate need of a sanity saving pencil sharpener, then you may just want to check out this newest beauty. I want to give a HUGE shout out to Troy over at Classroom Friendly Supplies for letting me be one of the 1st people to get to test out the newest color. Thank you so much!
***DISCLOSURE: I received a purple pencil sharpener for free to test and review. All opinions expressed are solely mine.