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Friday, January 3, 2014

The Best Pencil Sharpener Ever Giveaway!

Wow! This winter vacation went super fast! I had a great time, but can't really remember anything I did. I seriously have THE shortest memory! I tried hard not to think about school, but that is almost as impossible as trying not to breathe.

One thing I definitely remember doing, is create some new products to help my students during the second half of the year. All of these new products require that your students have access to a highlighter. Since they are so inexpensive, that should be easy to do.


These first grade printables cover the majority of the common core reading foundational skills and language standards. I will be using them during my guided reading groups and as assessments. Since my school takes the SAT, I will also use them as test prep.
Here are images of what's included...
Just right click and open in new window to see them larger.





Click here to find this item in my store.

I also started a series for kindergarten, using a highlighter. My students love to highlight and it is a good skill for them to master now, because they'll definitely need to highlight important information as they get older.

This is from my Read it! Write it! Highlight it! 
CVC Word and Sight Word Edition.
These activities will really help my kindergartners practice reading and writing CVC words AND practice reading grade level sight words AND practice their grammar skills. Students read the CVC words, write them on the line, read the sight word sentences, highlight the CVC words and then use one of them in a sentence. Lots of repetition! 

Click here to find this item in my store.
If you click on the preview, you will find a FREE printable!

I also made a rhyming edition.

In this edition, students read a word, write the word, read a sentence and find the word that rhymes with the word they wrote and highlight it. Finally, they use one of the words they wrote in a sentence. Some of the sheets focus on CVC words, some on digraphs, and some on blends (l blends, r blends, and s blends). Lots of critical thought going on here!

Click here to find this item in my store.

If you are in need of some fresh activities for the second half of the year, you may want to check them out!

Now, onto the giveaway!

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If you enjoy reading teacher blogs, then you probably already know about the best pencil sharpener ever! It's from Classroom Friendly Supplies, and it really is all that and more! 

It's fun and easy to use and sharpens pencils way better than even the best electric sharpener. Let me show you how simple it is to use...

1. Grab a pencil that needs to be sharpened.

2. Pull out silver thingy, squeeze black thingy and insert pencil.

3. Turn handle until it gets super easy to turn.

4. Squeeze black thingy to release pencil and admire the beautiful, sharp point.

5. Gaze lovingly at nicely sharpened pencils.

Isn't this a beautiful pencil sharpener?

It sells for $24.99 at Classroom Friendly Supplies. But, I am happily giving one away, thanks to the generosity of the owner of this fabulous company! Just fill out the rafflecopter below (with integrity) and cross your fingers! Good luck!

Oh! One last thing! I just wanted to formally announce the winner of the Educents giveaway!
Pam will get $25.00 in Edubucks! 
So happy for you Pam!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

127 comments:

  1. Oooh, I LOVE this!!! It is super cute and comes in my favourite colour!!!! Pretty in pink <3.

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  2. I am now following your Pinterest boards and blog. I have always been a fan and follower of you FB, IG, and TPT! My fingers are crossed that I win this awesome sharpener!!
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners

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  3. This is an awesome pink pencil sharpener! ;) I would LOVE to win this!

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  4. My friend and I both want one of these pencil sharpeners! Would love to win one!

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  5. I'd love to win this! Some how my pencil sharpener grew legs and walked away - so this would be PERFECT!

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  6. I have the black one but this pink one would make it brighter! Then I'd be Even Steven:)

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  7. I love the pink color! Fingers crossed! Every time I visit your blog it makes me smile! :) Happy New Year!

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  8. I have been wanting this great pencil sharpener!!!

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  9. I've always wanted one of these sharpeners! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  10. I have heard wonderful things about this sharpener! It looks life changing! :)

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  11. Fantastic Pink Sharpener! I would love to win it. What fun!

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  12. I have been admiring this pencil sharper 4 ever and have entered many contests to win it! I am crossing my fingers, toes, arms, legs, and eyes for it!

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  13. I am very intrigued by this pencil sharpener and by all of the things you created over break. Impressive! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Love this giveaway of the pencil sharpener! Every teacher's wish - a great pencil sharpener!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  15. Thanks for this opportunity! Hope I'm lucky! =)

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  16. I love the pink pencil sharpener. It would look great with the rest of my pink office supplies. (tape dispenser, stapler) :)

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  17. What a great prize! Fingers crossed!
    Kim
    KHenry22@aol.com

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  18. ooh... it is so hard to find a good pencil sharpner... thanks for the tip! lol - that was punny... ;)

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  19. I would love one of these...they have a great reputation!

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  20. My team just bought this sharpener this year. We all have the red one...BUT I'D LOVE a pink one!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    "autumn"
    Anchored in 3rd Grade

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  21. I love your blog! You have so many great ideas!

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  22. I love your blog! You have so many great ideas!

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  23. I'm new to following your blog. I love all your ideas! I wish I would have found you sooner! :) You are amazing!

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  24. I need a pencil sharpener for my classroom. Sharpening pencils which won't sharpen or break immediately is driving me crazy! Would LOVE to try this one out since you rave about it!

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  25. Wow, that would be a great addition to the classroom. The kids will love it.

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  26. This pencil sharpener looks like it will be easy to use even for my kids with fine motor issues.

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  27. Just love your new highlight packs. My kiddos also love anything where they get to use a highlighter. I already added the Kinder edition to my wishlist. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome pencil sharpener.

    ~Laura

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  28. I love your blog, your store, & this pencil sharpener!!

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  29. I have been wanting to try this pencil sharpener! Thanks for the chance to win one!!

    Suzzanne Horton

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  30. I love it all! :) repete_21@yahoo.com

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  31. I have been wanting one of these for MONTHS! :) Maybe this will be my lucky giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

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  32. I feel like I have been wanting one of those pencil sharpeners FOREVER! *fingers crossed!*

    Lindsey
    Lovin’ Kindergarten

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  33. Love your tpt store! Thanks for sharing your teaching talents!

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  34. Love this pencil sharpener! I have tried it in classes I have subbed in and it is so quiet. Would love to have one of my own!

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  35. I hope that I win! I feel like I buy a new pencil sharpener every few months for my class! This would be great!! Thank you!!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

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  36. I love your blog, and I love that pink sharpener!

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  37. I would LOVE to win this! I saw some blog posts this summer about it, but NONE of them mentioned a PINK pencil sharpener!

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  38. I have seen this sharpener before, ready for an upgrade.
    Amy Lewis
    First Grade

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  39. What a great way to start off the new year!

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  40. My pencil sharpener is on it's last leg and I've been looking for a good one to replace it with. This would be perfect and the pretty pink color matches my classroom so well :)

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  41. Desperately need a pencil sharpener!

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  42. Love your packet and the Pink!!!

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  43. I would love to win this! I love pink!!!

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  44. This is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  45. A coworker of mine just purchased this. I've heard GREAT things! And I love the pink! :-)

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  46. OOoo! This is great! I am new to bloglovin and therefore new to most teacher blogs so I am new to this sharpener too, but I am super excited for it! I keep using the pencil sharpener of the woman I share an office with and it is definitely not this one! This would be so perfect! Happy New Year!

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  47. This would be such a cool addition to my classroom!

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  48. Happy New Year! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway! I was JUST looking at buying one of these the other day! Our sharpener is destroys the pencils so I spend so much time sharpening with my electric. What great timing :)

    Kristin
    kristinbrehm@gmail.com

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  50. I'm on sharpener # 3, I sure could use this!

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  51. I love the highlighter packets and know my kinders are going to go wild over them, too. Half of my class of 20 are zooming with sight word acquisition and are loving Bob Books and anything where they can find words they know and 'parts' of words they know. The other half are chomping at the bit to test those new waters. I know I can 'brighten' their days with remediation sheets so they can highlight, too and we can use them in small group, too. I have heard so much about these pencil sharpeners. We have all been using primary pencils up to now. My kinders have a goal of 'near to perfect' letter formation on lined paper so they can 'earn' using regular pencils. What an incentive to share if they could also achieve the PINK SHARPENER BADGE, too. parenthed1@aol.com

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  52. My class could so use a pencil sharpener, all we have are hand held ones that each student provides. I enjoy your blog although I don't teach primary I do share what I learn with my primary friends:)

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  53. I love the pink pencil sharpener. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  54. I really hope I win this sharpener! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  55. Thank you for creating great ideas. The highlighter packets are great! Would love that pencil sharpener!

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  56. I've heard amazing things about these sharpeners and pink is my favorite color!!!

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  57. Pick me! Pick me! I've been a follower of yours and this sharpener!
    Patty
    Pjrbar@charter.net

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  58. I have been looking all over for a pencil sharpener that works well and is kid friendly. I hope this one is as good as you say!!!!

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  59. OOH! OOH! OOH! How pretty!!! I enjoy following your blog, FB page, and Pinterest boards, and am a new Instagram follower. Thanks for giving all of us the chance to win!
    Shar W.
    jandcangelscents@sbcglobal.net

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  60. Cute! I know they say don't judge a book by it's cover, but I am in LOVE with the pink color! I have heard tons of great things about this handy dandy pencil sharpener and would love to get my hands on one. :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    Joyfully,
    Sam C.
    rigbys2014@gmail.com

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  61. I would love to win this! My pencil sharpener is about to bite the dust.

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  62. This pencil sharpener looks really cool. The electric ones always seem to break when you need them the most.

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  63. I would love for my kiddos to be able to sharpen their own pencils!!!

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  64. I would love to win this! The electric ones do not last long in my classroom.

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  65. I had one of these pencil sharpeners but mine broke so I could really use another one.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  66. This is my 1st year and have gone through 3 pencil sharpeners this last semester. ...

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  67. Found your blog through Pinterest!

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  68. I have never heard of this sharpener before! I'm dying to get a chance to try it out!! :)

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  69. A highlighter can turn any activity into a fun one! Love the sharpener!

    Christina :)
    Apples, Books, and Crayons
    applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  70. Wow! This would be great for my 2nd graders! Crossing my fingers that I win!

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  71. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome pencil sharpener! And thanks for your fun blog!!! :)

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  72. I really need a pencil sharpener and the fact that this one is pink is amazing! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  73. I have one of the sharpeners and love it! I need two more so hoping I could win one from this giveaway! Love your recent packs! :)

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  74. My pencil sharpener has died and I am looking for a new one! This one looks GREAT!!!!

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  75. I tried to leave a commrnt in the kopter box with my entry but when it wouldn't let me I decided maybe I was suposed to do it here. I would love to win the sharpener. Pencil sharpening always seems to be a problem in my class. Would love to try this out.

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  76. I tried to leave a commrnt in the kopter box with my entry but when it wouldn't let me I decided maybe I was suposed to do it here. I would love to win the sharpener. Pencil sharpening always seems to be a problem in my class. Would love to try this out.

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  77. Such a great giveaway! Love your blog!

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  78. Awesome giveaway! I have been wanted one of these pencil sharpeners and this one is pink! Fantastic!

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  79. First I LOVE the giveaway! Who doesn't want one of those pencil sharpeners?!? Second, I am IN LOVE with your highlighter activities! I just added all of them to my wish list for later when I get some more spending money! Love, love, love the premise and love, love, love the activities!!!

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  80. I would love to have this in my class. My sharpener only wants to sharpen one side. I'm crossing everything to win this beauty.
    dwelcker@alpinedistrict.org

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  81. I would love to win this sharpener! I'm so tired of the sharpeners we have at school that don't work!
    Smlind@aol.com

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  82. This is a great giveaway. I have wanted to try one of these sharpeners for a long time so I hope I win!
    artlvr4@gmail.com

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  83. I actually already have this pencil sharpener, but I would love to win another one for my sweet teaching partner. It's her first year and can you believe she doesn't even have a pencil sharpener at all?? She would love this! Thanks, Lori! :)
    Nicole

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  84. Love your work! Thanks for making my job easier and for a great giveaway!

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  85. Love this pencil sharpener...and it matches my classroom décor! Thank you!

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  86. What a great giveaway! I always love your posts!

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  87. I'd love to win this pink sharpener since my electric sharpener just died yesterday!!!

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  88. I have wanted to het this pencil sharpener for awhile now. I have only heard great things about it.

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  89. I've read about these pencil sharpeners-have always used electric but thinking this one might be good! I enjoy your blog. I teach 2nd grade but going to try the highlighting activities.

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  90. I would love to win this pencil sharpener! I have been wanting one! Fingers Crossed!!

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  91. I love your blog and great ideas! Thanks for sharing your creativity! On a side note, I would love to have a pencil sharpener in my classroom that actually sharpens the pencils. :)

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  92. Love the new Highlighting material!

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  93. Love the new Highlighting material!

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  94. I would love one of these sharpeners--So tired of sharpeners that don't work or break in a month

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  95. Thank you for the opportunity to win! My classroom would definitely benefit receiving a pencil sharpener! :)

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  96. At this point, I think I am just being greedy LOL! I have a green and a black sharpener, but PINK is my favoritest color ever!!!! I want it. Just for me. Happy New Year and thanks for all of your creativity and of course this giveaway for this fabulous pink pencil pal, Just For Me!!!

    faithfulinfirst.blogspot.com

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  97. Absolutely love this pencil sharpener. I have it in green, blue, and black -- would love to have a fun pink one! Thanks for having the drawing. :)

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  98. I don't have one of these sharpeners yet, but I have been wanting one for quite some time. I considered asking for one for Christmas, but thought that seemed a little nerdy!:)

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  99. I keep seeing people give these shapeners away so I figured I should finally enter one! Thanks for hosting!

    Heather
    The Land of I Can

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  100. I would love this in my library. My sharpener gets destroyed every year.this sharpener sounds amaazing

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  101. Thanks for the great ideas and for the info on the pencil sharpener!

    Thanks again,

    Teresa

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  102. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Pencils are a constant issue in my room :)
    delting01@yahoo.com

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  103. Your students are very blessed. You have so many amazing ideas. Thanks for making learning fun! Thanks also for the opportunity to win a pencil sharpener. Deb81992@yahoo.com

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  104. Awesome giveaway, Love the pink color!!!!!

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  105. I love reading your posts and seeing what new ideas you have each time you blog. I so look forward to finding new posts from you in my feed!! :)

    Breanne
    breannesimons@gmail.com

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  106. Will be purchasing Highlight and Write Printables for the Common Core
    Veronica
    Teaching with Giggles

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  107. LOVE the pink sharpener and holy pencils Batman - no one warned me about all the pencil sharpening! I really like the read, write and highlight sheet. I think my students will love these so I will be checking out your packet on TPT. Thanks :)

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  108. I love your blog! I really love this pencil sharpener. I have my fingers crossed!

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  109. I am dying to get one of this goodies! I hear they are awesome!
    Tanya

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  110. I came to your site to read more about your reading block. Glad I saw this giveaway as well!

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  111. Thank you so so so much for this awesome giveaway!

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  112. My kiddos HATE that they can't sharpen their own pencils during the school day because my current sharpener is SO LOUD! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! Fingers crossed :)

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  113. I love my pencil sharpener. I am trying to win one for my brother's classroom. Thanks for the offer! renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  114. I have been following your blog and TPT store. I am now following you on Pinterest, your boards are so organized!! What teacher wouldn't want a pink pencil sharpener and quiet to boot?!

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  115. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pink! Fingers crossed!
    Sara
    Polka Dot Kinders

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  116. AHHHH! I just bought yet another pencil sharpener today. I really want to win this!!

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  117. I bought this sharpener because my old one made a horrible squealing noise. I'm a librarian but we have study hall in this library, so I had to find a good sharpener.
    This one is not super quiet, but it works SO fast that it doesn't create a big disturbance.
    I even had one junior-high student (stinker!) try to put in a pencil the wrong way, and it still works!
    I would recommend this sharpener to anyone who uses standard pencils. (It does not adjust for wider, early childhood-type pencils.)Read more here

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