But... then I remembered about the sharpener that EVERY teacher raves about.
pictures and videos will help. I was so excited that when my mom stopped over, I brought it outside to show her. Yes, I was sharpening pencils on the sidewalk. And then... when my husband came home from work, I ran upstairs and got 2 packages of pencils that had never been sharpened and showed him how cool it was. And made him try it. He admits it is pretty cool... but holds to the fact that I am a nerd.
Not only is this thing quiet, but for a hand crank sharpener it is super easy. I showed my kids today and their first question was "does your arm get tired using that thing?!" Then they were all oohing and aaahhing over how cool it was when I showed them how to use it. And so ok, it is quiet, it is easy, it doesn't hurt your arm. What else can be so great about it?
Um how about these tips?!
Need I say more? If you want one, check out Classroom Friendly Supplies by clicking the image below. I am considering buying one for our house in the near future as well! So what are you waiting for? Go check them out! I promise you won't regret the money on this one! I got the one in black, but they are also available in red, green, and blue.