Friday, August 23, 2013

Classroom Friendly Supplies Pencil Sharpener Review and Get Ready For School Giveaway!

Guess what?  Schools starting soon!  For some people that is awesome and exciting, for others (like home schoolers) it means lots of organization and checking off lists of supplies.  For everyone it means finding the best quality products for the best prices to get school started off right.

One thing everyone needs is a good pencil sharpener.  My children use our pencil sharpener pretty much every day, and during the school year it gets a work out!   This year I will be home-schooling my two middle children so I know we will be needing a sharpener that is built for constant use.  I have my old heavy duty Apsco Giant pencil sharpener that I picked up at a thrift store because the run of the mill stuff you buy in the store is so cheap and flimsy made that they arn't worth the money.  It's probably 50 years old.


 So when Classroom Friendly Supplies offered to let me review their pencil sharpener I was thrilled!

Classroom Friendly Supplies is a company started by an elementary school teacher who wanted a better sharpener.



Here is a little blurb about her:

I am an elementary school teacher and the owner of Classroom Friendly Supplies. I first started selling these sharpeners after realizing that many fellow teachers were also completely fed up with the loud and inefficient pencil sharpeners that they had in their classrooms. I have thousands of happy customers and the feedback has all been consistently the same and extremely positive.

As teachers are obviously my biggest customers, I gladly accept school purchase orders. Please check this out in my School Purchase Orders tab above.

First off I love the look of the sharpener I received.  It looks vintage and the colors are so cute!  I noticed right off how well built and heavy this sharpener is.  It is well weighted which is important because it can be used free standing so that you don't have to anchor it to a table or wall.  I also really like the see through shaving receptacle so you know when it is full without having to open it.

 

What is really neat is you don't have to hold the pencil in while you sharpen it.  This is great for small kids who are still working on their small motor skills.  Here is a video on how to use it.  Even my 5 year old figured it out after being shown once.  It is super simple!









I like that this sharpener is well built, attractive, easy to use, quite, and affordable at $24.99.  This would be great for home-schoolers, classrooms, or as a gift for a teacher in your life.

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Win Your Own!

Classroom Friendly Supplies has generously offered to give one of my lucky readers a pencil sharpener in color of their choice!  A $24.99 value!  Use the rafflecopter below to win this and several other awesome back to school prizes.
 
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/33ddb918/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway


 
The Thrifty Housewife was not compensated for this post, I did receive a sample product(s) for the purposes of review. This did not influence my review or my opinions. My views are 100% my own. This giveaway is not affiliated with facebook, pinterest, twitter, or any other social media website.  The winner will be chosen through the rafflecopter form which uses Random.org.  Winner will be notified by email within 48 hours of contest end.  Winner has 24 hours to respond to the  email.  Failure to respond will result in a new winner being chosen.  Open to US only.

223 comments:

  1. I like them all, but would probably get Groovy Green, as my boys love green.

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  2. I like them all, but would probably get Groovy Green, as my boys love green.

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  3. Groovy green would be our preference.

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  4. The Cool Blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Since there is no purple or teal...I'll pick Midnight Black.

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  6. I like Cool Blue the best. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I like the Cool Blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. Would love Firehouse Red.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  9. I could use one of these.

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  10. love cool blue color
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  11. I have a house full of girls so pink it is! :)

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  12. I would love the new pink color! Too cool for school!

    Margot
    mdobrins@gmail.com

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  13. teachaas
    have green would LOVE PINK!1

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  14. Love the Cool Blue.
    jkmatuch@aol.com

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  15. I would love a midnight black one.

    Heather Haugen
    heatherhaugen@netzero.com

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  16. Love the new pink! It would match my classroom!
    sherie24@bellsouth.net

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  17. Love the new pink! It would match my classroom!

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  18. I love the red one :)
    delting01@yahoo.com

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  19. They are all pretty, who knew pencil sharpeners could be pretty? :-) If I can only pick one than COOL blue it is!

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  20. I love them all but would probably choose the blue.

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  21. I don't care what color it is I just need a pencil sharpener that works. :)

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  22. LOVE them all, but I would love Groovy Green! awesome3@aol.com

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  23. LOVE all, but would like the Groovy Green.
    awesome3@aol.com

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  24. I LOVE the new pink color :)

    Lauren.Kassner@smyrna.k12.de.us

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  25. I like the red! Staci
    breenasma@yahoo.com

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  26. Firehouse red. Thanks for the chance! :)
    lorepuckett at verizon dot net

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  27. I like the cool blue one!
    Tracy Molina

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  28. I would love the cool blue as it matches my room perfectly! :)

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  29. I would love the pink sharpener!

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  30. Pink would be neat

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  31. Love the new pink color!
    Katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  32. I love all the colors! But...blue or black.

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  33. I'd want the green!

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  34. I have a green one but LOVE the pink!

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  35. I have a green one but LOVE the pink!

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  36. I like cool blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. I like cool blue. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. The colors are all great, but blue or black for me.

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  39. I would love to have the new pink one!
    cindyw98@aol.com

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  40. I want the blue!

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  41. I think the pink or the black would go great with my new color décor.

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  42. Thank you for sharing. I would love to win. Any color, but a little partial to the new "Pink in support of Cancer" color.

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  43. Cool blue for me! Thank you for the opportunity!
    Entering under Danny Taylor Rhonda

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  44. Love the Cool Blue! Thank you for the opportunity! Entering under Danny Taylor Rhonda

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  45. I would love a pink one for my classroom!!!

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  46. I would love to win this sharpener! My classroom needs it. I'm loving the pink!

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  47. My classroom needs this! I'd love it in pink!

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  48. I would love the new pink!

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  49. I would love to have a pink one. :)

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  50. Pink! I want a pink one...I am so excited they came out with the new color.

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  51. Pink! I want a pink one...I am so excited they came out with the new color.

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  52. Pink! I want a pink one...I am so excited they came out with the new color.

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  53. My teacher "neighbor" has 4 of these and I'm constantly borrowing them. I LOVE these sharpeners and I NEED to win this (in pink). :)

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  54. I've had my eye on this product for quite a while, and I've always wanted one in black...but now that the new Precious Pink color is out, I might be changing my mind! Fingers crossed! :)

    - Sarah Beth
    Miss White's Classroom

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  55. I like the red one.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  56. Hello!
    Thanks for posting that video! I had been wanting to see it in action :) I would LOVE to win that pink one! I love that they give a part of the proceeds to cancer research :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I hope I win! :)
    ~Lindsay
    Just Keep Teaching

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  57. I so VERY much want one. I go through at least 3 electric sharpeners a year in my classroom! I don't even care what color it is

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  58. Seriously! Wanted one forEvEr! Any color really!
    V

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  59. Well, since there's not a POSITIVELY PURPLE... I will go with Cool Blue :)
    Lanie White

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  60. I have bee waiting on the pink one to come out. Love it!
    Heather White

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  61. Shared in my Linky Party on my blog. I'd like either red or black. Red is my son's favorite color.

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  62. Love it! I would simply adore a groovy green one. ;)

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  63. Love it! I would love to have the groovy green one! ;)

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  64. I LOVE the Groovy Green! Thanks!!!

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  65. I LOVE the Groovy Green! Thanks!!!

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  66. I love the GREEN, but now I want the PINK one to match my classroom!

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  67. Definitely Firehouse Red!

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  68. I bought one and gave it to a great friend. Now I wish I had one, too. Sniff sniff. I would love the new pink one, but if that is not available, then groovy green.
    Darcy Cartmill

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  69. I would love the new pink one!!

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  70. Pink would work in my classroom perfectly!

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  71. Pink would work perfectly in my classroom!

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  72. Cool Blue for school. If it were for me, pink without a doubt:-)

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  73. OOOOH LA LA of course RED, everything classic comes in red!

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  74. I am in LOVE with the new Precious Pink ones! That would be so wonderful for my classroom :)

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  75. [I don't know if my last post worked]. I would LOVE the new Precious Pink one! So cute and practical! They seem wonderful.

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  76. Red would be great for my classroom.

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  77. I love all of them, but the Cool Blue matches our school colors.

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  78. Pinnnkkkkk! I also like the red one.

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  79. Piiinnnnkkkk! I like the red one too.

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  80. Firehouse red would be the greatest.

    Beth

    alienconspiracy9@yahoo.com

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  81. The blue would look great in my classroom.

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  82. The new pink one is right up my aisle!!!

    Caralee

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  83. The pink one is right up my aisle!!

    Caralee

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  84. I would love to win one of these!

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  85. I forgot to say I would love a blue one!

    Robin

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  86. I would love the new pink sharpener!

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  87. I love the precious pink! Too cute!

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  88. I love the precious pink! Too cute!

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  89. I absolutely the adore the new "precious pink" colored sharpener!! It would match my classroom perfectly, where I have a HUGE collection of over 400 pigs and pink décor galore! I would give my "eye teeth" for a pink one! Love, love, love!

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  90. I absolutely adore the new precious pink sharpener. It would match perfectly with my hot pink décor and my huge pig collection in my classroom! Oh, how I would love one of these new precious pink sharpeners!

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  91. Just ordered a blue one1 But now I need a pink one too!

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  92. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the precious pink color! Amazing! I don't have much pink in my room because I don't want it too "girly," but I do have small touches!

    Thanks,
    Shannon P.

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  93. I love this pencil shapener!!! Pick me! I need a cute pink one !

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  94. I LOVE the brand new Precious Pink! It matches my room AND $1 goes to Cancer Charities! It's a win, win!

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  95. I have the red one. I would love the new precious pink!

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  96. Precious Pink! I've been waiting for a new color and I'm tickled pink :)

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  97. I wanted blue but now I'm thinking the new pink is very pretty!

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  98. I love the firehouse red for my classroom.

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  99. I would definitely want the Cool Blue color to match my classroom theme! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  100. The Firehouse Red is my favorite! - G Farms

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  101. I love these sharpeners but just don't have it in my classroom budget to purchase one. The new pink one would look amazing in my neon tropical classroom!

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  102. I would LOVE the pink one! It's my favorite favorite color! Fingers crossed!

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  103. These are amazing and I would LOVE to win one! My first choice would be the pink, but any color would be great!

    Kristy
    kristyteach@gmail.com

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  104. LOVE the pink pencil sharpener! Then no one can say they don't know where the sharpener is because it will definitely stand out.

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  105. I love the red one.
    Taylor Christy

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  106. I would love the PINK! I would put paw print stickers on it or paint paw prints all over it to go with my classroom theme!

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  107. i'd like a Firehouse Red one please!!!!!!!!!!!

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  108. I really like all the colors, but the new pink one is so cute!!!

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  109. i'd pick the cool blue
    karen
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  110. I would love to win the pink sharpener. It really pops! dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  111. This would be great. Sadly to have a sharpener last all year, my students are not allowed to us it :(

    Green would match everything

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  112. pink, blue, or red !!!! love this!!!

    carrie/sidquince@aol.com

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  113. I would love the precious pink!

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  114. I would love to have this in blue. I'd love to win for our school that is in it's first year. Thank you for the review and the giveaway.

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  115. Precious Pink would be perfect for my new kindergartener!

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  116. This pink would go wonderful in my classroom!

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  117. Love this sharpener! I would like to have the pink!

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  118. Love this sharpener! I would like to have the pink!

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  119. I would go with classic black...matches everything!


    Molly mchang@reyn.org

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  120. Firehouse Red!

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    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

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  121. I want the pink one

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  122. I would get the Midnight Black.

    Angela Rhodes Ingles
    nofearpapertiger AT Gmail.com

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  123. Cindy B (on rc/fb) ~ I'd go for cool blue

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  124. Midnight Black over here, please!

    amanda.townsend2 at gmail dot com

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  125. I love the Cool Blue!

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  126. Basic color of black (Priscilla W)

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  127. Precious Pink

    Jeff Wilson

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  128. Would love Firehouse Red.

    renetowens@sbcglobal.net

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  129. Precious pink would be my favorite!

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  130. Pink! I have the blue one in my classroom and just love it. There's always a line, though, to use it so I'd love to have another.

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  131. The Groovy Green would be my choice.

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  132. I would want the cool blue. It would be going in my boyfriend's classroom and that is his favorite color

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  133. Groovy green is a great color for my home.

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  134. I love the groovy green.
    Abedabun dawn

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