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bullet-proof pencil sharpeners?

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Alix Peshette (apeshet)
Wed, 5 Mar 1997 06:41:09 +0000

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Hi All,

I need your advice about buying a bullet-proof electric pencil
sharpener for art classes. Each year, I buy an increasingly expensive electric
pencil sharpener, which usually dies within 2-4 months of school.

We use Prismacolor pencils for several projects in my 7th grade art
classes. These pencils just get chewed up in a conventional
hand-crank pencil sharpener. Even after modeling how to not choke an
pencil sharpener to death, my dear students managed to abuse the
pencil sharpener into an early death. This year's model of sharpener
was over $60 and died in two months!!! Help!!!

Is there a brand or model that you can recommend? Do you have a
pencil sharpening policy that works? I tried having only the table
leaders sharpen pencils for everyone, but that kept them too busy to
do their own art work!

Thanks in advance for suggestions, policies and sympathy!

Alix Peshette
Emerson Junior High School
Davis, CA


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