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Friday, November 30, 2012

Pencil Sharpener Giveaway!

I know you've all seen this cute little pencil sharpener all over blog land. Well, I am here to tell you that everything that has been said about this gem is 100% true! Say goodbye to your annoying, noisy, crank style pencil sharpener. And, say goodbye to expensive electric sharpeners that break after a VERY short period of time. This pencil sharpener from Classroom Friendly Supplies, truly is a teacher's best friend! No exaggeration!

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It's fun and easy to use and quite attractive, too. My students love to sharpen pencils so much, that I actually use it as a reward for good behavior. Not that they're not always perfect! But, they try even harder now to be wonderful, knowing that they'll be able to sharpen the pencils at their table.
Look how easy it is to use:

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Squeeze and push in the pencil.

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Turn the handle until it's sharp, which is easy to know, since the handle loosens up once the pencil is sharp.

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Squeeze and pull out.

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Look at how sharp it is! Since I've been using this pencil sharpener, I've noticed my pencils stay sharper longer. And, my students are always super eager to use them.

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Look how excited these cuties are to sharpen their pencils. I think they went to other classrooms and collected their pencils, too!

So, have I convinced you yet that this pencil sharpener is a must have? Well, Troy, from Classroom Friendly Supplies, is allowing me to offer a FREE sharpener to one of my followers. Just use the rafflecopter to enter. This contest will run for one week. Good luck to everyone! Once I announce the winner, that lucky person will have 3 days to get back to me with their email address. If I don't hear from you within that time frame, I'll go ahead and choose another winner. Thanks for understanding!

Keeping with the spirit of giving, I am proud to say that the Teachers Pay Teachers annual winter holiday EBook has been published. For primary teachers, there are actually two separate books. One for Pre-K/K and one for First and Second Grade. These books are filled to the brim with holiday tips, holiday freebies, and warm holiday wishes from tons of amazingly talented bloggers. Grab your copy by clicking on the images below.

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I'm sure you'll enjoy and appreciate all the goodies as much as I do!


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110 comments:

  1. These are such cool sharpeners!! I love, love, love the blue one :)

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  2. We've been discussing this sharpener at my school!

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  3. great sharpener and much needed for my classroom!
    katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  4. I just love your stuff. I am anxiously awaiting my three colored pocket chart so that I can set up your Transition Words.
    cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Cecelia! I LOVE the 3 colored pocket chart. I use it as my parts of speech word wall. I have another one that holds my seasonal word cards. Functional and attractive! Can't beat that!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  5. My eletric pencil sharpener just broke, so this would be perfect timing!

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    1. I actually gave my electric pencil sharpener to a colleague because I love this one more!
      Thanks so much, Cecelia! I LOVE the 3 colored pocket chart. I use it as my parts of speech word wall. I have another one that holds my seasonal word cards. Functional and attractive! Can't beat that!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  6. I have gone through 2 electric sharpeners, 3 hand crank wall sharpeners, and we are currently using individual dollar store sharpeners. :( I would looooooooove this one!
    Thanks for all the cool stuff you share!

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    1. Yikes! That's just not good! I'm so sorry!

      And, you're very welcome! I love to share!
      Ѽ Lori
      Teaching With Love and Laughter
      luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  7. I would love this sharpener, I see it all the time! Pencil Sharpeners are my enemy!!

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  8. I love this sharpener! I have former students that come to my room in the afternoon to do homework and they bring their pencils from their classroom to sharpen!

    Christina :)
    Check out my blog!
    Apples, Books, and Crayons

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  9. OOhh I hope I win!! My pencil sharpener right now only sharpens one side!! So I always get the half sharp, half wood that doesn't right pencil!! Does that make sense? haha Fingers Crossed!!!!

    Caitlin
    Kindergarten Smiles

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  10. I MUST win this. Sharpening pencils is the bane of my existence. Okay, maybe that's a tad extreme but I really don't like doing it. I just wrote a whole blog about it, begging for pencil management ideas. I hope I win, I hope I win!! Thanks!
    http://wholewheatclass.blogspot.com/2012/11/i-hate-sharpening-pencils.html

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  11. I want oneof these!!! Love your blog and tpt store!
    Jprowell11@gmail.com

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  12. I would love to try one of these! My firsties have already broken one electric and one manual pencil sharpener and it is only November!

    Emma Eckert
    eckerte@rwsu.net

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  13. Can always use a great pencil sharpener.

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  14. I want one! I have wanted one of these since the summer time. Yesterday one of my students put a really really really short pencil in my electric sharpener and it is now stuck! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  15. I absolutely hate my pencil sharpener! I would love to have one that actually works well.

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  16. I absolutely hate my pencil sharpener! I would love to have one that actually works well.

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  17. My electric sharpener is a piece of junk and they will not buy us a new one so I would love to win this one. Thank you for the giveaway!
    Andrea :)
    aaparsons@hotmail.com

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  18. I don't even have a pencil sharpener in my room! The previous teacher had it taken out. We were given a (not-so) great electric one for our grade level, but its in my teaching parnters room....can't really use it without disrupting her class. So I end up sharpening before/after hours, if I remember and if its working! Poor kids are getting pretty good at writing with dull pencils! Oh, and I love your blog....such great ideas. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I would love to win! I am in need of a pencil sharpener!

    sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

    missnguyensclass.blogspot.com

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  20. Have heard so much about these sharpeners! Would love to try one myself!

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  21. I've wanted one of these for a long time. I'd love to win it!!

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  22. Just talking with my paraprofessional today about buying a new sharpener! Maybe . . .

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  23. A colleague just got this sharpener and is raving about it!

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  24. I've heard nothing but amazing things about this sharpener. Would love one in red. Thanks for the chance to win one!

    Bren P.
    The Teacher Diaries

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  25. This pencil sharpener is amazing!
    Nicole
    www.teaching-with-style.com

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  26. Pencils are the bane of my classroom existence. I'd love a cool sharpener!

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  27. I've seen this sharpener for a while on different blogs. I really want one!! Love your blog!

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  28. Thanks for sharing all of your great ideas! I'm glad I found your blog and that I am now a follower!

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  29. This pencil sharpener looks amazing!! I've seen it on other blogs, but never as detailed a description. Thank you! (keeping my fingers crossed)

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  30. I would LOVE this pencil sharpener. I use your classroom job badges. They are adorable! Thanks for all the freebies, they really save me time!

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  31. I am LOVING this TPT Holiday e-book! Last year I was not in the blogging world, so it is such a wonderful surprise :)

    Kate
    katewintuska@insightbb.com

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  32. I love this pencil sharpener!!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  33. I would love this pencil sharpener. I changed to the dull/sharp basket & do it myself. This takes so much time & I often forget. It would be great to have them take care of their own. I bought some of your products over cyber monday - love them!!!

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  34. I'm going to be student teaching in the Spring. Maybe I'll win!!

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  35. I've been eyeing this pencil sharpener for the LONGEST time!

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  36. I would love to win one of these. I am jealous of yours.

    Thanks,
    Jennifer
    Grade 2 Happenings

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  37. Love this pencil sharpener! would love another!!!!! I also love your site.....thanks for sharing :)

    Siobhan
    sconnor@midlakes.org

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  38. Guess I am out of the loop! I have never heard of this sharpener before but am totally intreged! Thank you for the chance to win one!

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  39. This pencil sharpener looks great!

    melindacasas@gmail.com

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  40. Woohoo! Thanks for the great chance, Lori!

    Sara
    Miss V's Busy Bees

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  41. great tool debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  42. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these fantastic sharpeners!!
    Toni Nicholson
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  43. Thank you so much - Love this pencil sharpener!

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  44. This is definitely on my Christmas list this year! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  45. Thanks for the fun giveaway! I always enjoy your posts. :)

    ~Jen
    Hello Mrs Sykes
    hellomrssykes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. All I want for Christmas is good sharpener, a good sharpener, oh a good sharpener:) Thank you for the chance to win!! Love your blog!
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  47. I would love to find out what all the hoop lah is about this pencil sharpener. It's hard to find a good pencil sharpener! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I win! ;0)

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  48. Love your sight word memory game...it was on my list of things to make this weekend for my kiddos, but now maybe i'll just buy yours and save the time!
    Debbie
    hudgins.kindergarten@gmail.com

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  49. I really (1,000,000) want to win one of these babies. I actually know someone who bought it and it didn't work, but everyone else raves about them!
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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  50. I'm a new follower. I found you through the Classroom Friendly Supplies give away, but I look forward to seeing learning about some great things about teaching. Thanks!

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  51. I just found your blog and have loved looking through all the great ideas and resources.

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  52. I just found your blog and have loved looking through all the great ideas and resources.

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  53. I have been sharpening pencils using the pencil sharpener across the hall before school. It would be great to add pencil sharpening to the students' end of the day routine! They would love it too!

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  54. I would love to win a blue one!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  55. Karen Arnold (nonnie_zan@hotmail.com)December 1, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    I would love to have one of these!

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  56. This is an awesome sharpener!!!
    sidquince@aol.com

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  57. This sounds wonderful! It is so hard to find quality pencil sharpeners now days.

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  58. This sharpener looks amazing! Would love to win it!

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  59. I love your blog and all your products!!!!
    bl3982@yahoo.com

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  60. Sad that we get excited by the simplest things to make our lives easier. Will check out the sharpener.

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  61. People never believe what a problem pencils are in first grade! Between fighting over them, losing them, dropping them, breaking them, etc. it's an uphill battle for sure ! Looks like this little sharpener could be a big help!

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  62. Love finding new blogs to follow! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Rachel (pcolagal1963@gmail.com)

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  63. I need something like this! My kids can't sharpen pencils because ours is broken. I have a 4th grade helper that sharpens pencils for me using my personal electric one.

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  64. I am always looking for a good pencil sharpener. I would love to win! Thank you!

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  65. These pencil sharpeners are amazing! Love all the colors! Have you seen the new red one?

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  66. Love your blog and tpt store, hope I win!

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  67. I"ve had the worst luck w/sharpeners...have spent over $150 the last 2 yrs on cheap and expensive sharpeners... I'm thinking the good old fashion one might do the trick... seward509@sbcglobal.net

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  68. I've been eyeballing these for a while. I plan to buy one if I don't win soon! :-)

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  69. I must get one of these ! Love your blog : )

    Lindsey - lmburto@gmail.com

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  70. I've entered so many giveaways offering this pencil sharpener. Sadly, I've never won it. Here's hoping this time is different!

    CaseyCanion@aol.com

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  71. I think this is a great idea! Thanks for the giveaway. I hope I win!

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  72. This is wonderful! Great pencil sharpener!

    teaching.joys@cox.net

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  73. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    lucy_tumnus@yahoo.com

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  74. Oh my goodness I am dying for one these sharpeners! My fingers and toes are crossed!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    Bri
    The Price of Teaching

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  75. i LOVE your blog! Thanks for doing this give away! I have had my eye on these sharpeners for over a year!! :)

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  76. Hi Lori, I still remember when I was in 1st grade, all my pencils were gone because I always sharpens them, it's my hobby to sharpen my pencil every now and then, the sharpener amazed me so much...

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  77. Hi Lori, I am your newest follower here and on TpT. I want to say thanks again for sharing the information about Google Docs yesterday on Freebielicious. I am new to blogging but I already love the "teacher blogging community" Everyone is so helpful! Anyways I love your blog. Feel free to hop over and visit me morethanmathbymo.blogspot.com
    -MO

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  78. Ok, you KNOW you are a teacher when you truly get EXCITED about the possibility of winning an electronic pencil sharpener!!!! I am keeping my fingers crossed....I already have gone through two this year(LOL)!!!!!

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  79. I have heard a lot about this pencil sharpener...I am frustrated enough with my electric sharpener that I am ready to try something new. I hope I win!!

    Terri Izatt
    KinderKapers

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  80. Thanks Thanks thanks for your inspiration!

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  81. Ooooh I've been hearing tons of good things about this sharpener! I'd love to try it out! Pencil sharpening is the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE!!

    Brittany
    Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

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  82. I really like the reviews I've seen about this pencil sharpener and would like to have one to use. I have 35 second graders who I think 'eat' the pencil tips (LOL). Actually, my sharpener doesn't sharpen them very well. The tips break easily. I just wish I could afford a new sharpener, like this one. BTW, your site is pretty! I love colorful things.

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  83. I have heard so much about this sharpener! Hope I win!

    cstaylor616@gmail.com

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  84. I have seen this pencil sharpener featured on a few different blogs and now that I'm on my 2nd pencil sharpener of the year, I'd love to have one that works well. Thanks for holding this give away. ry.hoos@gmail.com

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  85. Those expensive pencil sharpeners have all died out on me within a couple weeks! I would love this!!

    ~Rebecca

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  86. Amazing pencil sharpener, but more importantly I love your blog! How did I not know about this???

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  87. Thanks so much for this great giveaway.
    Yvonnee

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  88. I have one at home and one at school, but the kids love it and we so NEED another:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  89. Thanks for doing this giveway, by the way love your site.

    Tai
    taied06@yahoo.com

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  90. So happy I found your blog. That pencil sharpener sounds awesome:)

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  91. neat pencil sharpener. Never heard of it. THanks, Suzanna
    wellss@hustisford.k12.wi.us

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  92. I would love to win this pencil sharpener. It is amazing. My teacher friend has one.

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  93. Wouldn't a new pencil sharpener just be the perfect gift from Santa to the class? Believe me, we would all be excited! Thanks for the chance to win one!!!!

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe

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  94. OMG! I was just about to buy this bad boy! I am so glad I found your giveaway at Teaching Blog Addict! My fingers are crossed Rafflecopter!!
    Amy
    3 Teacher Chicks

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  95. I have heard so much about this sharpener that it must truly be AH-MA-ZING! Thank you for this opportunity.
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count

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  96. GREAT sharpener ... pencils aren't what they used to be!!!

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  97. I've never seen this type of sharpener... now my interest is peaked!!!

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