I'm sure by now you all have heard about THE pencil sharpener...if you haven't, let me introduce you!
Classroom Friendly Supplies! On Friday, I came home to a package in my mailbox from Troy of Classroom Friendly Supplies. I knew this was coming...I couldn't wait to get my hands on this beauty!
(I was secretly hoping he'd send me the green one! Isn't it great?!)
Since it was the weekend, and I have like one lone pencil at my house and it's the mechanical type...I actually went out to buy a box of pencils, purely so I could try it out before Monday! When something like this is talked up so much in blog-land, you want to try it out right away!
Of course, I brought it to school today - I wanted to wait to review it until my students had tried it out. (I ended up forgetting my camera today so I didn't get photos of the kids using it.) Here are our findings:
-My students love that it is so quiet! I have several students with sensory issues and sensitivities, so this is key. Most do not like to use the noisy electric sharpeners.
-It's easy! It does not take a lot of "oomph" to turn the crank effectively, like a lot of other manual sharpeners do.
-Because it is manual, and does not require an outlet, it is more portable and therefore more accessible to my students in wheelchairs, etc. Sharpening a pencil on a wheelchair tray? Why not?!
-Even my students with fine motor impairments could operate the sharpener, albeit some with assistance.
Bottom line: we love it!
In checking the website, it seems they are all sold out at this time! Bummer! Definitely do bookmark the site, though - I'm sure they will have more available later on.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free for the purpose of reviewing it, and did not receive any other compensation for this review. This review is my own honest opinion of the product.