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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A cup for sharp pencils and a cup for dull pencils. By having this, students will not be sharpening pencils all the time. When their pencil gets dull, they just get up, put it in the correct cup, and grab a sharpened pencil to continue their work.
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These labels are a FAB way to organize your sharp and broken (dull) pencils. Along with a drawer label for erasers. When creating this I wanted a way for my kiddos to be more independent when needing a new sharp pencil if one had broken. This is an excellent and easy management tool.