Monday, July 21, 2014

the pencil sharpener of all pencil sharpeners! GIVEAWAY!

From the Hive-  Giveaway!  Ends August 4!
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I've written about the best pencil sharpener before, and you'll hear about it again today.  But today, I get to give one of these bad boys away!  I have two (red and greed) and will never spend money on another type of sharpener!  It took 9 years of burnt out motors, clogged and jammed machines, noisy-beast fails, but I've found the solution. 



This great sharpener I'm talking about it from Classroom Friendly Supplies.  If you're a teacher, you know the struggles we face with pencil and sharpeners.  It's ridiculous.  Like, seriously it leaves you scratching your head.... or banging it on the wall.  Even if you are not dealing with 50 pencils a day that need sharpened, this is a great piece for you to add to your homework desk area or home office.  


Here are my requirements for a good sharpener.   1. quiet    2. clean   3. must last the whole year (longer would be a plus)    4. doesn't cost a fortune (cause you know I'm paying myself!)    5. doesn't clog and fuss at us, especially while I'm trying to teach!    6.  actually sharpens the pencils    7. easy to take apart and fix when some lovely child tries to sharpen their pen or their eraser end of their pencil or something equally as brainy.     Wouldn't you know if this one meets every requirement!   Even my former preschoolers were able to sharpen their pencils!


I've shown several teacher friends my sharpener and now many have their own.  I've given them as teacher gifts from my kids and have even taken it to show other mom friends on the playground (cause I'm seriously that cool).   The sweet teacher next to me last year even came over and borrowed mine afterschool everyday, after she saw my sharpener but before hers came in the mail. 


This year I ordered new blades, which is a feature I've never seen from a company that sells pencil sharpeners.  Both of my sharpeners are two years old and have sharpened at least 30 pencils a day through two past school years.  They still are going strong, but I felt like they earned some new blades. 


If my opinion isn't good enough, check out this end of the year writing from one of my students.  I asked them to write about third grade, what they will miss, the good, the bad, and everything in between.  This little friend said, "I would also miss that pencil sharpener by the door in my room.  It is very easy to sharpen pencils with."  Out of the mouth of babes. 



I give my third graders a little demonstration a the start of the school year although there is even a video on the website.  It's different from every other sharpener the kids have used.  I go over a few of my personal rules  1. only the pencil sharpener person may dump the shavings  (they all love to dump and it makes a lovely excuse to be out of your seat)  2. no colored pencils (I feel like the wax creates an issue), no pens, no erasers, no metal ends of pencils   3.  No pencils under 3 inches (personal pet peeve).  Of course we have other procedures (do all kids need micro managed like this?)  about when you can sharpen, how many pencils you can take up at a time, how any kids can be in line at a time.  Honestly, it's so quiet and nonintrusive I really don't care when they sharpen as long as it's not during instructional or some type of sharing time.

Ok, here's how to win:    CLOSED
1.  Follow them on their facebook page. MUST DO TO ENTER
2.  Leave me a comment telling me that you followed them and what color you like best. (see colors here)  I have red and green and love them both!    Be sure to leave me an email address to contact you, should you be the lucky duck chosen. 

Additional entries:
1.  twitter:  tweet about this giveaway or this pencil sharpener.  Whatever works for you.   Leave an additional comment telling me you have  #classroomfriendlysupplies  
2.  facebook:  do one or both of the following-  leave them a comment on their facebook page or repost or share this giveaway on your facebook page.   Leave me an additional comment saying that you did so.
3. pinterst: pin a photo from this giveaway or one from their website.  Leave me a comment saying you did so.





Rules and such:
1.  US shipping addresses only- sorry my international friends. 
2.  Giveaway ends August 4th (2014) because that's my first day back at school (seriously)
3.  The selection of the winner will be random. 


What if t's not winner winner chicken dinner day for you?  Or you need extra parts? Or more for friends? They have also created a special 5% off discount code that you can use when checking out of the online store. F7Y39  This code expires on Sep 5.  

145 comments:

Sparkling said...

Wow a pencil sharpener that lasts the whole year? I have never heard of such a thing. This must be magical. I never experienced such pencils woes in middle school as those created by 4th and 5th graders. I became the pencil nutjob every day and demanded that they hand them TO ME as we cleaned up and STILL, by the end of the day we had missing pencils. I actually believe they eat them.

Anonymous said...

Those sharpeners look so great. I can't image one that meets all those criteria! That's my criteria too! J
J_Huss 213 at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

I am following and I love the green sharpener. We need one that works, ours just doesn't cut it. basketkat@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

I shared your giveaway on my Facebook page.

Emily Zahn said...

I followed them and would love a pink one! eczahn11@gmail.com

Julie said...

I've followed them and I love the black one. I love a sharp pencil!!

Tanya M said...

I follow them on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

Tanya M said...

I tweeted about this giveaway as #TRubezhov
https://twitter.com/TRubezhov/status/491446476380192768

Also I want the Firehouse Red one.

Tanya M said...

I shared on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.
https://www.facebook.com/tanya.rubezhov/posts/669383253148572

Tanya M said...

I pinned it on Pinterest as Tanya Tanya.
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/323414816964102238/

Anonymous said...

Love black or blue! a.kimball@outlook.com

pamperedchef.biz/sweetlandkitchen said...

Red would be awesome too. Will be shared on my facebook page.

Anonymous said...

left a comment on their facebook page! a.kimball@outlook.com

Anonymous said...

Pinned an image of the giveaway on pinterest! a.kimball@outlook.com

Shannon Spencer said...

I liked them and would love to win one! Pink would be wonderful...
smgspencer@gmail.com

Rose Pirone said...

Following, I like the blue or green!
rosemp01@yahoo.com

Rose Pirone said...

pinned the giveaway on pinterest.
rosemp01@yahoo.com

Kathleen Shaw said...

I'm a follower and would love a pink one! bokajosu@yahoo.com

Sarah Turci said...

I have been a follower and I have such bad luck with electric pencil sharpeners!! I constantly refer to the classroom friendly supplies page and I have always wanted to buy one! I am moving down to kindergarten next year and would love the large hole pencil sharpener if at all possible!!!! Otherwise, I really love the pink pencil sharpener!!! Thank you!
sarah.turci@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I followed/liked their facebook page and the black will work great in my classroom.
knandrews@embarqmail.com

mmm said...

I have liked you on Facebook!! Thanks so much! Green
Mmiller@henderson.k12.nc.us

Jackie Workman said...

I have heard nothing but great things about this pencil sharpener! Red is the perfect color for my classroom:). Following on Facebook.

Kathleen Shaw said...

I pinned!
bokajosu@yahoo.com

busyteacher said...

I pinned on pinterest
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/177540410285347492/

busyteacher said...

I have the green one, everything you said is so true! My students love it. I actually just placed an order for the pink one, going to share with a colleague!
cfurlong823@gmail.com

ChelleBell said...

I follow them already :) :) I like Cool Blue!!!! rmcrowell311@gmail.com

ChelleBell said...

I also just shared this post on Facebook!

busyteacher said...

I follow classroomfriendlysupplies on Facebook, that's how I learned of this giveaway!
cfurlong823@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I shared your post on my feeder! Thank you for offering the give-away. I would love a black sharpener. Patti (pprimeteacher@aol.com)

Kathleen Shaw said...

Commented on their facebook page
bokajosu@yahoo.com

busyteacher said...

Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/20teacher/status/491576321839861760
cfurlong823@gmail.com

Gwenn Belton said...

I've been following them for quite a while. I have 2, blue and PINK which I dearly love!! My 7 yr old grandson loved sharpening my pencils at home that he wanted one for his birthday...so I got him a green one for his 7th birthday. He loved it! I'm sharing on facebook! glbelton@hotmail.com

cindy winkler said...

I love this product! I would love to have a green one! Thank you for the giveaway!
cindyw98@aol.com

busyteacher said...

Shared on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/colleen.pethybridgefurlong/posts/10202415269838639
cfurlong823@gmail.com

Jewels said...

I'm already a follower and I would choose a green sharpener to match my classroom. :)

Kathleen Shaw said...

Tweeted on twitter
bokajosu@yahoo.com

tntjnj4 said...

Love this sharpener!! Red or blue!! tntjnj4@gmail.com

Amy H said...

I have liked the company on Facebook for a long time. I like the blue sharpeners! Email @ ahenry826@gmail.com

tntjnj4 said...

I already follow them. Red or blue. tntjnj4@gmail.com

Kim said...

I'm following and I like the Firehouse Red! philkimj@hotmail.com

Kim said...

Left a comment on their FB page! philkimj@hotmail.com

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Angela Bowser said...

Followed on Facebook. Would love either color!

mizdina said...

I am following of FB and pinned it. Would love to win a red one : ) 4mizdina@gmail.com

Cheryl said...

I am following on FB and I would love a green one! These are amazing! Any teacher would love to get one! Thanks for sharing!
ccryan403@yahoo.com

Debbie Odle said...

Wow! A pencil sharpener that lasts all year!?!?! Would love one in green. dsdaodle@gmail.com

kathy said...

I follow them on facebook already! I would love to have a blue
sharpener!
skk.worth@gmail.com

Jenny DeWeese said...

I have one and love it! This would make an awesome gift for one of my coworkers. Love the blue. Jenny.deweese@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I would love the red one! cbush71@hotmail.com

Dawn Matta said...

I like the green one best!

michelle said...

I have been following. cfs for a while on Facebook and I just have to have one of these sharpeners! it seems it would be a game changer! I would love the blue one, and my email is mldeibler@bellsouth.net.

michelle said...

I also shared this giveaway with all my Facebook teacher friends.

michelle said...

I pinned a pic of this awesome sharpener to pinterest!

Breanne Simons said...

I follow Classroom Friendly Supplies on Facebook. I love the black one!

Breanne
breannesimons@gmail.com

shan19 said...

I follow them on Facebook and my favorite color is green. Shanolsen@aol.com

shan19 said...

I follow them on Facebook and my favorite color is green. Shanolsen@aol.com

Breanne Simons said...

I tweeted about the giveaway! :)

https://twitter.com/bremuffin/status/491597011225825280

Breanne
breannesimons@gmail.com

Breanne Simons said...

I left a comment on Classroom Friendly Supplies' page telling them you sent me there! :)

Breanne
breannesimons@gmail.com

Breanne Simons said...

I pinned the giveaway!

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/227783693628213507/

Tamara said...

I follow Classroom Friendly Supplies on Facebook and have always wanted one of these sharpeners-the BLUE one!!
teachertam@gmail.com

Tamara said...

I left a comment on Classroom Friendly Supplies Facebook page!

Tamara said...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/377669118725005573/
I pinned the sharpener!

Phillyradiogeek said...

I am a follower and I would love the green sharpener!

Heidi N. said...

Followed, Pinned, Commented - Thanks for sharing your wonderful find! Blue please and thanks.

nichoh@portlandschools.org

Laurie Newbigging said...

Great sharpener!

Laurie Newbigging said...

I shared on Facebook and I love the black!!

Amy Grantham said...

I love the cool blue sharpener and would LOVE to have one for my 2nd graders! amybethg121@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Followed. Shared with several friends. Like blue, but any color is fine. Our beastly sharpener jams at least once per week! Thanks. Julie Austin. brainchildinv2@yahoo.com

Kerry said...

I'm following and I LOVE the blue! dlkjmi2005@aol.com

Kerry said...

I shared your giveaway on my Facebook page (Kerry Summers Miller). dlkjmi2005@aol.com

Kerry said...

I also pinned your giveaway on Pinterest. (http://www.pinterest.com/pin/139752394661973140/)

dlkjmi2005@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Followed them on Facebook....I love the red color....yuckybeans@yahoo.com

Ronda Walton said...

I thought orange or black for Coweta Tigers. But thinking fire engine red or hot pink.

Rachel Tom said...
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Rachel Tom said...

Hi! I liked Classroom Friendly Supplies ages ago trying to win one of these sharpeners! This year I will actually have a classroom (last year I was in 5 schools a week, and in 10 classrooms per day) and would love to have a pink one of these! Or any color, really. It would get to the point with the other sharpeners that I'd tell the kids to use anything with a point... colored pencils, pens, just so I wouldn't have to hear the sharpeners!

I shared the give away on Facebook, tweeted about it on twitter, and pinned to my Teacher Pinterest board. Thank you!

(Sorry about so many deleted comments, I keep forgetting to add my email! Whoops! rachellynntom@gmail.com)

Anonymous said...

I'm following and would love the pink sharpener! This is awesome!

agamblin@suddenlink.net

susan said...

I'm following them and I love the green.
susaaan@gmail.com

susan said...

https://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/491649587728232449
susaaan@gmail.com

susan said...

https://www.facebook.com/susaaanchew/posts/10204299832404061
susaaan@gmail.com

susan said...

Pinned ~ http://www.pinterest.com/pin/48554502207920083/
susaaan@gmail.com

Mrs. Delahoussaye said...

I like this page on facebook. I would love a blue one. sharpener.
anhonor28@comcast.net

Ashley Schur said...

I love the blue and pink sharpeners! aschur88@gmail.com

Ashley Schur said...

And I shared this on facebook:)

Anonymous said...

I like them on FB. Any of the colors would be fine...black I suppose would go with the most. It wouldn't hurt my feelings to have the pink one. wijoyma @ gmail (dot) come

Karen H said...

I follow them on facebook. I love the pink!
kmhteacher@yahoo.com

Karen H said...

Here's my post on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karen.b.huffman.9/posts/10152509941081355.

kmhteacher@yahoo.com

Karen H said...

Here's my pin: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/93590498481186047/.

kmhteacher@yahoo.com

Julie Ahern said...

The green one would look great in my classroom!

juliep4610@comcast.net

Theresa said...

I am following and I love the red sharpener. email:t.a.alvey@aggiemail.usu.edu

Leola Johnson said...

I followed them. I like pink and blue.
johnsle69@comcast.net

Kristy said...

I am a follower! I love the green and pink ones:) kjo779@yahoo.com

Kristy said...

Pin it on my page Kristy Johnson and shared on Facebook

Success in First said...
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Success in First said...

I would LOVE to win this!! Love the pink sharpener!! I am a follower on facebook. I also shared on facebook. aludrick69@gmail.com

H Meade said...

I love this pencil sharpener! The green would be great! I' am a follower on facebook. Thanks

Renee Sims said...

I ordered one last year and I am so glad I did. I teach Kindergarten and teaching one child to be the pencil sharpener expert was so easy and of course all my students could independently sharpen their own pencils quietly and without my help. We sharpened glitter pencils, cheap printed pencils and colored pencils with no problem. I chose not to attach mine to the shelf and that was handy so it could be taken to other places in the room. THAT is why I would love another one in my room besides the fact that is the best money spent on a school item! If I could choose, I would order the red or pink one.

Mandy said...

I follow Classroom Friendly Supplies on facebook. I would love a pink one.

Renee Sims said...

Oops, I forgot to add that I follow Classroom Friendly Supplies and have since I found out about the sharpener. I am Renee Sims simsy@mtcnow.net

Mandy said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook as well.

Mandy said...

I pinned a link of this giveaway on Pinterest.

Mandy said...

I made three comments, but forgot my e-mail address. I posted on pinterest, facebook, and follow Classroom Friendly supplies on Facebook. I would like a pink one please. mandyahopper@hotmail.com

Mary Luann Schofield said...

I went through three pencil sharpeners last year. I would love to have a red one! I follow Classroom Friendly Supplies on FB and I pinned on Pinterest. Please pick me!!! maryluann70@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love a black one for my classroom! plabol1@yahoo.com

Stephanie said...

I follow Classroom Friendly Supplies on FaceBook and I would love the Precious Pink one :) ecuteach03@gmail.com

Stephanie said...

Shared this giveaway on my Facebook page :) ecuteach03@gmail.com

Becky Morris said...

I shared this giveaway on my Facebook page
Like2teach2@yahoo.com

Brett King said...

Following and shared on fb.
Bking@gloversvilleschools.org

Lauren said...

Already "like" on FB :)
Blue would be great (or any color, frankly).
Thank you!
Lauren
Lauren.rips@savsd.org

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Mandi said...

I Shared on Pinterest!http://www.pinterest.com/pin/208784132700181422/

mandifulmer@gmail.com

Mandi said...

I would love the pink one!

mandifulmer@gmail.com

Mandi said...

I am a fan of Classroom Friendly Supplies on Facebook!

mandifulmer@gmail.com

Gillian Ivy said...

I've been following Classroom Friendly Supplies for a long time, their pencil sharpener looks fantastic! I'd want a red one ♥ I follow as GillianIvy and my email is gillianivy@live.com

Anonymous said...

Following! I would love a cool blue sharpener for my kiddos! :) apatrosh@gmail.com

Misti Fravel said...

I am following! Would love either color! A pencil sharpener that sharpens crap pencils!!!

Lesly Rodriguez said...

Not sure if the last comment posted so I am trying this again. I am following and shared this give away on fb. I would love to have such an amazing sharpener in red. Please pick me. lesly86rodriguez@gmail.com

Diggety Deanna said...

I want a quiet sharpener that actually sharpens. Color is not important! Sharpening ease is! Thanks for the giveaway! I've liked Classroom Friendly Supplies and commented! Here's my e-mail for you to send the winning e-mail to: deannaperkins12@gmail.com

kari jasus said...

i follow on FB and would love this sharpener in pink!
raggammuffin@gmail.com

kari jasus said...

i tweeted
https://twitter.com/raggammuffin/status/493206332644675584

kari jasus said...

i pinned it
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/7740630584602298/

Anel Winney said...

Liked Classroom Friendly Supplies on FB. I love the red one! Thanks!

Anel Winney said...

I tweeted!!
https://twitter.com/pereza04/status/493235312080850945

Anel Winney said...

Shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/anel.pwinney/posts/1445192395758899

Anel Winney said...

Shared on Pinterest ! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/154670568428006855/

barneyn said...

I love the red one!

Nelly dot Barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

Tweeted!!

https://twitter.com/n_b04/status/493246418304262144

barneyn said...

I like them on fb!

barneyn said...

Left them a comment on their fb page!!

Nelly dot Barney at yahoo dot com

barneyn said...

Pinned!
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/9288742956908288/

Anonymous said...

Followed on Facebook. Pink or blue would be my first choices :) clanderson29@yahoo.com

Milyvan1 said...

I followed on FB before I saw this drawing on their page! :-) While any color of this remarkable-sounding sharpener would be awesome, "Midnight Black" is preferred. Thanks for the info and the great drawing!

Zoraida Chavez-Elizondo said...

I followed the Classroom Friendly Supplies page on FB! I would LOVE the blue one . . . I'll be looking forward to hearing I won at the following e-mail: Zoraida.Chavez.Elizondo@gmail.com . . . Thanks!

I commented on their page about your giveaway that you sent me their way!

Last I've pinned a picture of the sharpener on From A to Zoraida in Pinterest on my Back to School board!!

Anonymous said...

I am following them on facebook. I would choose black (I think!). grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I left a comment on their facebook page! grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I pinned on pinterest!
http://www.pinterest.com/annaintheglen/giveaways/

grossman_stacy at yahoo dot com

angiepangee said...

I liked their FB page, and my favorite color is green.

I also commented on your giveaway post on their FB page

(Angela Statler Naramore)

agnaramore@yahoo.com

Sadie said...

I Follow them on facebook and like the cool blue sharpener.
sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

Sadie said...

https://twitter.com/OhioCatfish/status/495271371639767040
sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

Sadie said...

commented on facebook
sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

Sadie said...

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/262545853252111615/
sadiebeery at hotmail dot com

Brittany Trofe said...

I already follow them , I would love a blue one!

I also pinned your giveaway: trofe21 on the "teaching" board

Trofe21 at yahoo dot com

Melissa Deeg said...

I like them on Facebook and would love the pink one. Emmiandolive at gmail dot com