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Has anyone else noticed that your kids pencils don't sharpin as well as ours did?

whats wrong with these things? every single pencil i buy sharpens like crap...i've bought the cheapos and i've bought the expencive ones. and i've even went and bought 2 different sharpeners ..plus we have an electric one..they are just not the same! what the heck is wrong? are they just recycled 10 times as much or something? my kids in kindergarten and the teacher says she doesnt want them using the mechanical pencils but i swear i'm done with these crappin pencils.

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shay1130

Asked by shay1130 at 4:33 PM on Mar. 28, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • i have the same issues.. the pencils are crap!!
    3HappylKidds

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 4:33 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I agree! I spend 20 minutes trying to get a pencil sharpened without it looking like crap...with no success.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 4:34 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • o.o' i i have a sharpener and it breaks my pencils and color pencils
    Gen

    Answer by Gen at 4:34 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I can't figure out what teachers have against mechanical pencils. When I taught I loved them, it kept kids from needing the pencil sharpener every 10 minutes.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 4:34 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I thought it was just me I also have noticed pens are becoming junk too. I used to love the papermate pens and now they clog way to easy
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 4:42 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I've only noticed this with the cheap cutesy gift bag type pencils. Regular yellow #2s (like the kind we had as kids) still seem to sharpen fine for me.
    Eek_a_Geek

    Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 4:51 PM on Mar. 28, 2011

  • I know how to solve that easily. Mechanical pencils!!! Lol they are the same thing but don't need sharpening.
    CalebsMommy0220

    Answer by CalebsMommy0220 at 2:24 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

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