Have you seen this pencil sharpener on Pinterest?
I have looked at this sharpener with a mixture of skepticism and desire for about two years now. Could it really be that quiet and functional at the same time? Well, I finally broke down and bought, not one, but a whole 3 pack! I'm willing to gamble when it is not MY money. I ordered this on my room order. And....they arrived before school was out this year! Oh so exciting! The verdict......YES! It is quiet enough to talk over AND it is very effective at the sharpening thing! I unpacked just one. My students knew how excited I was by all the squeals and exclamations I was making. Who would be the first to get to try it out? Well, me, of course. So, I demonstrated the process of how to use the sharpener. The results were oooohhhed and ahhhhhed over for sure. The only bad thing was that I didn't quite trust the students to use it without supervision. I found myself going over to supervise every time someone went near the thing. I'm sure the new will wear off over time. So, if you have some extra school money to spend, I give this product a big thumbs up!