In a message dated 5/5/05 7:34:13 AM, HillmJan@Berkeleyprep.org writes:
> Color shatters inside the wood core – esp. if the pencils have been used
> for drumming on tables or if they have been dropped. You will notice this when
> the pencils sharpen just fine, but when you start to work with them, the
> point comes out.
Jan: yet another example of fine points of teaching. I never thought of
that--thanks! I think that this list should be required reading for every
undergraduate art education student. There is so much to know.