I just remembered what I read about using the "grinddy" pencil sharpeners.
It seems that they (the pencils) will gum-up your pencil sharpener, and you
will periodically have to clean them. I've never had the problem, myself,
but this is what I have read.
----- Original Message -----
From: Donald C. Arcement <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: colored pencils
> I have found that there are some very fine pencil sharpeners that already
> have a cover on them. I don't think they cost too much, because I don't
> hand the sharpeners out to everyone, not more than two to a table and I
> even been known to have the students sign-out certain art supplies in an
> effort to keep better track of the supplies. I count the supplies before
> they leave (while they are cleaning-up) and make sure I have the same
> that I started with. This method helps me to be sure that my better art
> supplies do not get stolen. I inform the students that this method helps
> because supplies are so expensive... they know what I mean ! The students
> have been very good about getting things returned with this method.
> Hope this helps,
> Idus Arcement
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: linda eastman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: ArtsEdNet Talk <email@example.com>
> Sent: Friday, July 12, 2002 5:54 AM
> Subject: Re: colored pencils
> > on 7/13/02 3:08 AM, Deborah Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > > I'm curious about why
> > > the kids should never put colored pencils in the grindy sharpeners.
> > i have always sharpened my prismacolors in the "grindy sharpener"
> > do it carefully. when the kids do it the pencils come out in shreds.
> > to the member who gave me a clue about the little metal sharpeners and
> > yogurt cups! one less annoying little task for me to do.
> > linda in michigan
> > ---