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Lesson Plans


Re: Colored Pencils and Sharpeners

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Wed, 18 Aug 1999 20:33:17 -0500


I only use small sharpeners in my classes, they are metal and made in
Germany, by a company called KUM ONIT. They really work well and come also
with two sizes of holes, for regular pencil size and larger.
Best regards from the far north, Rosa

>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