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RE: Colored Pencils and Sharpeners

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Sears, Ellen (
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 14:31:00 -0400

I have gone through just about everything. I used to have electric for
grades K-8 - but they couldn't take the abuse, then one year I tried hand
held - but the pencils didn't last.
Last year I bought a pencil sharpener (hand turn) for each table. I didn't
want to mount them to the tables, so I mounted each sharpener to a piece of
wood. I use C-clamps to put them where I want them (temporarily). That way
the kids have them when they need them, and they are out of the way when
they don't.

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> Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 1999 2:01 PM
> To:
> Subject: Colored Pencils and Sharpeners
> My classes are scheduled by grade levels which means I have 5-6 classes in
> a row using the same materials. When we use colored pencils approximately
> 150-180 students are using them back-to-back. This means a lot of
> sharpening! I have one hand-turn sharpener on the wall, but that leaves a
> constant line of 5 or more waiting. I also have two electric sharpeners,
> but they get hot after about 10 minutes and won't work again until they
> cool. I really like having small sharpeners on each table so the
> students won't have to get up, but so far I've not been successful in
> finding a brand or type that doesn't destroy my pencils. Does anyone know
> where I can find some GOOD quality sharpeners? Or...could it be the
> quality of my colored pencils....Prang and Crayola?
> Thanks! (in advance)
> Glenda Moore
> Rockingham NC
> Raeford NC