Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Encourage Stress Free Homework With These Tips {+ A Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Review} #backtoschool

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The time has come, school is back in session! Kids everywhere have started back or are starting back in the weeks to come. For many parents, that means the age ol' battle of homework. 

Let me tell you... with my son, it truly is a battle! Given the choice between helping him with his homework or having a tooth drilled... well, I'm no fan of the dentist either, but I'd have to flip a coin. This year, I want to get started off on the right foot. I want to have everything set up to make the homework battle as painless as possible. Today, I'm sharing some tips:


The best thing we can do for our kids is to make it easier to focus... that means everything stays off until the homework is done. TV, phones, computers... sit them in an area away from it all. And that means us too... no checking our phones to see what we're missing, but be there to help as we're needed!

Make a Plan. 

For many kids, the idea of homework can be more overwhelming than the actual work itself. This is certainly true for my son. Creating a game plan, broken into parts can make it see much easier. Obviously what that looks like will depend on your own child, the amount of homework they have, etc. For us, we write it down in an easy to follow checklist. We start with the easiest, and work our way through the hardest. 

Designate a Spot.

If you are able to have a separate desk just for homework, that could of course be ideal. Set it up with extra pencils, paper, erasers, etc. If you don't have an area that can be used JUST for homework, that's okay too, just try to always do it in the same spot. Pick somewhere quiet, with few distractions. For us, that's the kitchen table... plenty of room to work, and no temptation to watch TV!

Be Prepared.

The most important thing I have found when it comes to getting the homework done well, is being prepared for ANYTHING. Keep extra supplies at home--- notebooks, a calculator, pencils, and of course, a pencil sharpener! Nothing- and I mean NOTHING- can cause a homework meltdown faster than a broken pencil and a bad sharpener. It has truly ruined many evenings around our household. When homework can already be a struggle, the littlest mishap that has not been prepared for can throw everything off.

Today, I'm excited to share with you one product that can help you prepare: Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners.

So, what sets Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners apart?

First and foremost, they were created by an elementary school teacher. In the classroom, they realized just how annoying and disrupting a classic classroom pencil sharpener could be. They were loud, they were obnoxious... they just weren't ideal. And so Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners were born to help solve that problem. They are quieter, more convenient... they work well, but without the distracting loudness we have otherwise come to expect. But beyond that, they're fun too. They come in a variety of fun colors... and hey, shouldn't learning be more fun?

Needless to say, these are an ideal option for CLASSROOMS, which is why over 2,500 school districts across the US have decided to purchase Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners BUT, they're not just great for schools. They're an ideal option for home too!

Over the years, we have tried MANY other pencil sharpeners. Between art projects, writing, and homework we go through pencils like crazy. And those little handheld sharpeners? Well, we found more often than not, they didn't seem to work well... the pencil broke, they took longer, they just weren't ideal. I'm sure we're not the only ones, right? Whether it's for homework help or home school, it's a great idea to keep a good pencil sharpener at home, and if it's good enough for the classroom, it's good enough for me! I loved that I could choose a color that matched my decor. I loved that it worked very well and didn't cause frustration for my child. And I loved that it is high quality that will last, so I won't find myself constantly spending more money to replace broken or lost ones. It's also very easy to clean out, which again is a huge plus in my house.

Are you a teacher looking for a less distracting option? A homeschool parent who loves the best quality products for your home classroom? A college student who wants a practical and style sharpener that'll look great on your desk? Or just a parent looking for some less stress homework time? No matter your sharpener needs, Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners is the ideal solution.

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Have you lost many a good night to homework troubles or broken pencils? What tips do you have? How can Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpeners help? 


  1. Very good tips for getting kids in the groove for homework.

  2. (Encourage Stress Free Homework With These Tips {+ A Classroom Friendly Pencil Sharpener Review} #backtoschool) Wow! I can remember frustrating nights of tons of homework when my grown kids were younger. Sometimes we would not get it done until ten at night.(ridiculous)

  3. I love the looks of this pencil sharpener. We have gone through so many, trying to find the right one. Looks great for my college student!

  4. My sons a battle against the homework as well! I love the idea of leaving all distractions off and a designated spot to work!


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