Back to Blog

It's a Lean, Green, {Pencil Sharpening} Machine!

I know you've seen these around on the internet:
Groovy Green

I heard that they are super quiet, but didn't think much of them.  Then my electric pencil sharpener died... again.  I went through 4 heavy-duty electric pencil sharpeners in 2 years - not kidding!!  Most of it wasn't my fault, but things happen when your room in unattended during track outs.  One broke due to a crayon incident, another, due to a bang on the floor.  The last one sounded like it was dying for weeks before it finally stopped.  The irony - none of them sharpened very well.  My class perfected a twisting motion as you sharpen to avoid the "I'm only gonna sharpen on one side for you" attitude that these sharpeners had.  Enough is enough.  The 4th sharpener is off-limits to students, so it has held up well.  That leaves the dilemma of when students need to sharpen their own pencils because they have a special pencil from the prize box, etc.  

I contacted Troy from Classroom Friendly Supplies to see if I could get one to review for my blog, and he was so helpful! My groovy green sharpener arrived within 3 days, with tracking updates, and looked super cool.

Look at that point!  Love it!  All of our pencils come out like that, even the cheap-o ones that were a penny from Staples a couple weeks ago.  Visit Troy from Classroom Friendly Supplies to order yours now!!

Here's a video that shows how easy it is to use!!


  1. Ok, I jumped on the bandwagon and bought the pencil sharpener because I have a hate hate hate relationship with the pencil sharpener. Just ask the blister on my finger. I see from your pictures that you slide the sharpener thingy out and put the pencil in and then sharpen?? Is that how it's supposed to work? I have not been overly impressed with how this thing sharpens but now I think I'm doing it wrong....glad I saw this!! Now I can't wait to try it tomorrow!

    Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

  2. I just got mine in the mail this week, too. I am in love! As I said in my blog post, it makes the pointiest points ever! I was skeptical, but now I'm sold!

    First with Franklin


Post a Comment

I love to hear from you. Thanks for supporting my tiny corner of the internet.

Popular posts from this blog

Make and Take Literacy Night = Fun Parent Involvement

Teaching Word Work In Small Groups {Grades 3-5}