Friday, December 28, 2012

Pencil Sharpener Giveaway!


 So all over the internet I have seen these bloggers with these crazy pencil sharpeners... what's that all about?  So I did some asking around and discovered this great new pencil sharpener.  Classroom Friendly Supplies gave me one to try out AND is giving one to a lucky reader of mine as well!  (Score!)

I was a little skeptical because I myself usually use pens because I CAN"T STAND SHARPENING PENCILS! It's such a task and at the end of the day I would rather go home than stay and sharpen for 20 minutes.  I have tried allowing my students to use the electric pencil sharpener but I have gone through so many and they really just want to play with it.

So when my pencil sharpener arrived I was like OK - let's see if it works!  I took it out of the box... looked at it... and was like how the heck do you use this thing?  So like every good blogger does... I turned to my blogging friends (instead of reading the directions or the videos they posted on how to use) for directions!
So here's how it works:
1.  Pull out the plate on the front cover of the pencil sharpener.
2.  Insert your pencil.
3.  Spin the handle until the front plate is back to the pencil sharpener... that's how the kids know it is done!

There are several things I really love about the pencil sharpener.  First is that it really is as really as quiet as it says!  But more importantly the kids know when the pencil is done being sharpened because the face plate is back to the pencil sharpener.  GENIUS (the inventor is a teacher!)  It really is very easy and there is no monkey business from the kids once they are used to it!  Love it!

So I showed the kids how to use it and each morning we pass the pencil sharpener around the room to sharpen our pencils.  (We made the rule that we don't wait for it, we have to be working and it will eventually get to us.)

Classroom Friendly Supplies has very graciously offered to give one away to a lucky reader of Simply Kinder!  So enter below and we will pick a winner on January 5th!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

75 comments:

  1. I have talked to a lot of teachers who bought these this year with 'lead money' or, as usual, their own money. They LOVE this sharpener, for all the same reasons you mentioned, with the #1 quality being the quiet response this sharpener gives. Thanks for offering it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have had my eye on this sharpener for a LOOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGG time! I would LOVE to try it out!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have heard such great things about this sharpener! I love following your blog. :)

    (PS I pinned it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/227783693624937200/)

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is such a good giveaway! I recently tried to purchase one and each website I looked at were sold out. Bummer!!
    Christy
    Mrs. Christy’s Leaping Loopers

    ReplyDelete
  5. I would love a blue one! What a smart idea!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have wanted this for so long! Fingers crossed! I like the black :)

    Caitlin
    caitlin0225@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to have this in any color but if given the choice I would choose blue.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have been wanting one if these. I would love the black...

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have wanted one of these for over a year. Blue would be my choice or the new black or maybe red!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'd love any color, but if I had to choose I'd choose blue.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I've always had a thing for red! Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I would like a blue one.
    lraines78@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I like all the colors ... but if I had to choose just one, it would be the midnight black. :)

    azoreo9@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have one of these in my classroom and I love it! I'd love a blue one for home.
    nicmont AT live DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Would love a sharpener like this!!!
    Thank you,
    Andrea
    aaparsons@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you so much for doing this give-a-way!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love this idea! I want a red one!

    ReplyDelete
  18. This sharpener would make homework nights so much easier! It takes forever to sharpen a pencil the old fashion way. I would LOVE a red one!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow!! This sharpener looks amazing! I would LOVE one for my kinder class!

    ReplyDelete
  20. This is a cooooool sharpener! The red would be so awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would SOOO love a pencil sharpener like this! I always have to have extra pencils sharpened so my students can trade their broken ones instead of sharpening them during the day because the noise drives me crazy!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have also been looking at these wondering what is so wonderful about them. I am looking forward to trying one out! :) Midnight Black!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Just entered and I want that red one! Ha

    ReplyDelete
  24. Would love this pencil sharpener for my classroom

    ReplyDelete
  25. Midnight black...I've been eyeing this product for several years.

    ReplyDelete
  26. My neighbor teacher has one of these and she loves it. I have been wanting one for my room!

    Stephanie McMahon
    First Grade Fingerprints

    ReplyDelete
  27. any color would do, I love the idea of this sharpener and I'm interested to try it with my students. :) thanks

    ReplyDelete
  28. I'm not color picky, so I don't care what color I have. (if I win) Thanks for this give-away!!
    Susan in NC
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Definitely the red :) thanks for the chance!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees
    ventrellasara@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would love the red one!

    mcreynolds.sarah@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I love the green,I'm exceedingly curious if this would help my kids or not.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'd love one in blue or green.
    schewkinder@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I would love to win this sharpener, any color. Our sharpeners last about half the year and then they stop sharpening and working. This one looks wonderful.Leave it to a teacher to invent what works!

    ReplyDelete
  34. I like your blog. Great ideas. I live in Peoria and am a new blogger. I have a free game on nonsense words that may be fun for centers. Feel free to check it out! http://theteachinggramma.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. I keep seeing these around blog land and I WANT one:)

    Kelly
    Kindergarten Kel

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love it! Would like red :-)
    Penny- First Grade! ABC's and 123's

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi, I'm a new follower! I'd love it in black. :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. I LOOOOVVEEE the black!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  39. Pick me please! :) I can't wait to add one of these to my classroom!

    Amy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was so excited about the offer that I forgot to let you know that I'd love the red one!

      Delete
  40. Any color would be awesome but I do like red ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  41. I'm not picky about color...but my kiddos would probably LOVE a green one!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would love the Midnight Black!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Crossing my fingers! Any color would be great!

    ReplyDelete
  44. I have to replace pencil sharpeners yearly. I would love to have the red one!
    Jo Anne Abel

    ReplyDelete
  45. I would love to win this....any color is fine with me but I like the red!
    Diane
    schoolhousetreasures

    ReplyDelete
  46. I could use a new pencil sharpener. The blue one is my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  47. If the rest of the world knew what a pain pencils can be they would all buy us one of these. But a give away is good enough for me. hahahaha

    ReplyDelete
  48. I love this and I will take blue if I win

    ReplyDelete
  49. This looks like a good sharpener
    Tiffani Time4kindergarten

    ReplyDelete
  50. I like the Cool Blue one - it matches my house the best - that is where our school is :) And we have had horrible luck with pencil sharpeners.

    ReplyDelete
  51. I would love a red one. I have a green one and love it!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  52. a green one!
    aconnolly1216@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Either blue or green!

    Here is my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/100979216616795398/

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Just order mine...but don't mind having two~

    ReplyDelete
  55. My little students and I would LOVE to have this in our classroom. I think starting the New Year with New Points would be awesome...Thanks for the contest! We would like the blue one, please!

    ReplyDelete
  56. Hi!

    I have heard such great things about this sharpener!!! Sadly, they wont ship to Canada or I would have one of my own :(

    ReplyDelete
  57. I've been seeing this, and I really hope that I've been entering correctly!!! If I won I'd love to have the Cool Blue.

    ReplyDelete
  58. winner winner chicken dinner--who won?
    judeeastman@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. The winner has been contacted via email. Her name is Lynn! Thanks everyone for reading along!

    ReplyDelete

 

Receive All Free Updates Via Facebook.