Sunday, April 1, 2012

Another new classroom friend...

I was lucky enough to team up with Troy who is the creator of 
for a sponsorship. 

He so kindly agreed to send me one of his fabulous sharpeners to test and review. 

Isn't it adorable? I was curious to put this baby to use! Like many other teachers out there, I have fallen victim to many pencil sharpeners or perhaps they have fallen victim to my kiddos... Earlier in the year, not one but two $50 pencil sharpeners met their untimely deaths in my room. Tears were shed and wallets deflated each time I begrudgingly drove myself to the office supply store to buy yet another one. When I kept seeing Troy's pencil sharpener on other blogs, I was certainly interested. 

When the package came containing my new friend, I did a little happy dance in the school office. Okay, time for a test...

Pencil sharpener meet two new pencils...

After a few turns of the handle....

Hmmm.... sharp!


I am impressed!!!

Also, it was very quiet!!


Quiet seldom comes along in a teacher's lifetime... 

Okay bad news...Troy's sharpeners are currently sold out. (Whomp, Whomp...but it proves how popular his sharpeners are!!) On his website he says he will have more in April! Check out his website (click on the photo below) and get yours today or whenever they come back in stock! Thanks Troy for a great creation! 

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YearntoLearn said...

In my classroom currently, I only let my kiddos deal with the cheap hand held sharpeners. I got tired of dealing with electric sharpener issues and madness. This might just be the solution for me.

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Holly said...

Love that thing!!!!!!

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Stephanie @ 3rd Grade Thoughts said...

I'm jealous you got a hold of one :) I keep waiting for them to get back in stock. My current electric sharpeners barely sharpen anymore and are soooo loud :( I keep hoping they will last until the end of the year, but we'll see.

Thanks for the review!

3rd Grade Thoughts

Andrea McEvoy said...

I am going to have to invest in one of these! You are the second reviewer I have read that has only said good things! I am happy to be your newest follower!

One Teacher's Take

augmenterapp said...

Hi ,

I happened to chance upon your blog and found it very interesting!

We have recently launched a science app that uses augmented reality to enhance classroom teaching. The app has 3D models for kindergarten to grade 12. I thought you might want to check it out and may be review it on your blog, if possible.

It is a paid app(with a few models free) but in case you are interested in trying it out I will be happy to provide you with a free copy.

The link to the app is: 



You can also search for the app on the app store as 'Augmenter'.

Do let me know if you would be interested. I am really Looking forward to your response.

happy teaching!


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