I'm now conducting a just for kicks experiment on which new pencil sharpener I like the best.
I used my new electric sharpener, and it worked perfectly for 48 brand-new pencils. It was wonderful! However, my students are so excited to have a crank sharpener they can use! They think it's the coolest thing ever.
On another note, I'm trying to give my students some additional geometry practice. I've found that they do a great job of identifying shapes when looking at a picture, but they have a more difficult time identifying shapes when reading a description without any visual clues. I created a very basic activity that should help with this skill. In it, students have to write riddles for 5 different geometric shapes of their choice. When students finish the worksheet, they can go around the room and quiz their classmates. You can grab your copy by clicking on the picture.