Students can use the sharpened pencils and place broken ones in the "not sharpened". Students do not have to interrupt the class to sharpen a pencil.

Students can use the sharpened pencils and place broken ones in the "not sharpened". Students do not have to interrupt the class to sharpen a pencil.

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Sharp Pencils in a Snap

I can't stand the sound of the pencil sharpener so we use pencil baskets. I train the students  to leave a dull if they take a sharp so they don't ...

I can't stand the sound of the pencil sharpener so we use pencil baskets. I train the students to leave a dull if they take a sharp so they don't ...

During the day, pencils break.  To reduce or eliminate pencil sharpening during the day, have two buckets: one for sharpened pencils and the other for pencils that need to be sharpened. Students place their broken pencil in a pot and grab a sharp pencil from the other pot. You can also have a designated pencil sharpener as one of your classroom jobs.

During the day, pencils break. To reduce or eliminate pencil sharpening during the day, have two buckets: one for sharpened pencils and the other for pencils that need to be sharpened. Students place their broken pencil in a pot and grab a sharp pencil from the other pot. You can also have a designated pencil sharpener as one of your classroom jobs.

This freebie includes 12 month cards (about 1/2 page) and "dull" and "sharp" pencil cup labels! :) Be sure to leave feedback! ...

This freebie includes 12 month cards (about 1/2 page) and "dull" and "sharp" pencil cup labels! :) Be sure to leave feedback! ...

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