These shiny pencils by Dixon Ticonderoga - my ALL TIME FAVORITE pencil are pure magic all year long and especially during testing season!
I was first introduced to them by one of my 2nd grade team teachers who was absolutely fabulous and knew so many ways to inspire wonder in her students.
She handed these pencils out during testing season and told her kiddos that with their brain power and the magic of the shiny pencils, anything could happen! Following in her footsteps, year after year I tell my kiddos that some magic lies within, and here's the thing - they BELIEVE! Because, well kids are in fact, a kind of magic of their own. Their belief helps fuel mine and it's one big wonderful cycle of perpetual wonderfulness!
I think the first year I bought them at a big box office supply store, but they were so expensive! Then, I decided to search Amazon and Ta-Da!, there they were at a portion of the cost. I consider this expense to be an investment in my kiddos, so I'm happy to do it. Plus, the look of pure joy on their faces when I tell them they get to keep the pencils is phenomenal. I admit, I take great pleasure in being able to make them smile and if it costs me a pencil, then so be it!
And who doesn't love a shiny pencil!
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Classroom Teacher Doctor of Education
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