Pencils Beware!

As a sub, teachers leave a few requests on their lesson plans for me to do for prep during specials and after school. 90% of the time, sharpening pencils is on the list. And I have come to dread it because, frankly, their pencil sharpeners are sucky! Most of them have the ones attached to the wall that make me feel I'm grinding the pencils to nothing and afterwards my arm and fingers hurt. If'I'm lucky, they have a decent electric sharpener.

I have found a new love. My pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies! I kid you not, I am pretty sure this baby is coming with me to school in my bag now!

A package for me? Yay!

I see it!

The victim!

Ready for action!

Pencil beware!


It was so easy to use and not loud like the darn wall sharpeners. I love the retro look too! Thanks Troy for creating this beautiful thing and letting me test it out! This baby comes in blue too and also there is one the shape of a car! Check them out here. Now I won't flinch when teachers ask me to sharpen their pencils!



  1. That sharpener is on my back to school list!

    Success in Second Grade

  2. Everyone is loving this pencil sharpener, I see! I'm going to have to check it out.

    By the way, I just wanted to let you know that I have chosen to award you The Lovely Blog award! Stop by my blog to pick it up and put it on your blog if you would like! :)

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  3. Haha! Your post cracked me up because I ALWAYS ask my sub to sharpen pencils. So sorry! I'm glad this pencil sharpener will make your life so much easier. Three cheers for that!

    The Teaching Thief
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    1. Lol :) I don't mind helping out the teacher, just as long as they have a decent sharpener!

  4. That sharpener looks awesome! My sounds like a freight train is moving through the area. Definitely need to look into this one!

    Teaching Chick

  5. Just found your site! Just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Stop by my blog to pick it up.

    Just diving In


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