If you homeschool, you know one of the MOST important items to have on hand is a great pencil sharpener. Our favorite is from Classroom Friendly Supplies, and they sent us the new Hello Yellow sharpener for review. This bright yellow pencil sharpener is just like their previous models but in a happy new color.
The Classroom Friendly Supplies sharpener is easy to use. It has a traditional hand crank, but don't worry! It isn't very loud. The front of the sharpener features a unique "lock" to hold the pencil in place. You squeeze the black tabs on the front and pull out the clamp section. Slide in your pencil and start sharpening! As you turn the hand crank, the clamp section slowly moves back in. When it is flush with the body of the sharpener, your pencil is ready! It is easy to use one hand to hold the top of the sharpener while using the other hand to turn the crank.
When you are finished, you simply release your pencil from the clamp. All pencils come out perfectly sharpened. The clear plastic drawer makes it easy to see when your pencil shavings need to be emptied. It slides in and out easily for proper disposal. We've used our Firehouse Red Classroom Friendly Sharpener for over a year and a half. About a month ago, we started having some issues with it. I was afraid we'd killed it! However, I watched the video on their website about removing lead just to be sure it couldn't be fixed. Turns out a large piece of colored pencil lead was stuck inside the blade. I had it out and the sharpener put back together in just a few minutes. Then it worked just like new! I was so happy we didn't have to replace our favorite pencil sharpener.
Classroom Friendly Supplies offers this Hello Yellow sharpener for $24.95 (as of 9/26/16). Packs of 3 can be purchased at a discounted price. They also offer replacement blades so you never need to replace the whole sharpener! With the addition of Hello Yellow the sharpeners are now available in 7 colors! If you are tired of replacing your classroom pencil sharpener every few months, this is the investment you need to make!
From now until the end of November 2016, Classroom Friendly Supplies will donate $1 from the sale of every Hello Yellow sharpener to Childhood Cancer Awareness.