Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sharpening Pencils

I want to invent an electric pencil sharpener that actually works really great for more than a month. But until I do, I have to do my best to maintain the one we have in our classroom. One way I attempt this is by not allowing my students to sharpen colored pencils. They can only sharpen those in their personal manual sharpeners. Another way I try to keep our sharpener in tip top shape is by keeping students from sticking pencils that are too short in the sharpener. Short pencils could possibly get stuck. Also, they shouldn't be writing with pencils that are too short anyway. I put this sentence strip up so they can check their pencil before they sharpen it. Simple fix!

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