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Teacher Must-Haves!

Teachers, we know back to school shopping is more than just picking up some folders and notebooks for you. Back to school means coming up with new ideas to motivate your students and keep them involved in their learning. At Zebra Pen, we know how difficult it can get to be original while keeping the attention of young minds, that’s why we have products that were designed just for you! If you’re looking for ways to encourage your students to work hard in school, these products might help!


Award Pencils

Motivate your students with a Cadoozles Awards Mechanical Pencil! The Cadoozles Awards cup features both boy and girl award refillable mechanical pencils, packed in a display cup perfect for setting out on a teacher’s desk. Each pencil contains 0.9mm durable lead and eraser that serves as an easy lead advance mechanism.

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Pencils

For special occasions or when they forget their pencil, the Cadoozles Classroom Pack contains enough pencils for the entire class! The Cadoozles Classroom Pack includes mechanical pencil designs for special occasions, seasons, and holidays. Box includes 8 different pencil designs, 40 of each for a total of 320 pencils and an easel back box lid for easy display on your desk! Each pencil contains 0.9mm lead and eraser.

Colored Ink

For making marks and corrections, colored ink can is an expressive way to give notes and feedback to your students. Zebra’s Sarasa Gel Retractable Pens are perfect for all your “Great work!” “Good job!” and “Awesome!” moments. Choose from 14 vibrant colors to decide how you want to make an impact on your students!

 

Highlighters

For showing your students important words or phrases without bleed-through that ruins their work, check out the Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighter. Make clear vibrant marks with this double-ended medium plus fine tip highlighter. The Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighter also promotes environmental consciousness for impressionable young minds as it contains recycled material! Get your Zebrite Double-Ended Highlighters while you still can, and be sure to keep your eye out for our newest highlighter coming soon!

In the Classroom: A Teacher Weighs in on Cadoozles!

At Zebra Pen, we love Cadoozles.  But our opinion means nothing if they aren’t living up to your expectations.  We asked a teacher to review Cadoozles and share her experiences.  Here’s what she had to say:

Anyone who knows a teacher, BlogLink_TeachersCadoozlesknows that we will NEVER say no to anything free. We take
anything, and keep everything. The popular mantra, “You never know when you might need it,” rings true in our noble profession. So…when I said that I was willing to try out some “free” pencils in my classroom, you can only imagine how elated I was when the package of Cadoozles pencils came. Opening the package with my second graders was reminiscent of Christmas morning with the ripping of tape and rustling of paper, mixed with an occasional ooh or ahh, until out came three packages of mechanical pencils. Let me fix that, not JUST mechanical pencils, but the most magical pencils my students had ever seen. (What I am about to write are exact words and feelings that my students used when first viewing and then operating these pencils.)

Cadoozles Starters Mechanical Pencil 2.0mm Assorted 12pk

Cadoozles Starters Mechanical Pencil 2.0mm Assorted 12pk

For those of you that have never seen a Cadoozles mechanical pencil, they are about six inches in length with the most adorable animal designs printed on them. The fox seemed to be the most popular. When I asked the students why they would rather use these than regular “number twos”, they talked about how cool the designs were and how smooth they felt in their hands. They were comfortable to grip and wrote quite smoothly. The idea of a mechanical pencil appealed to them because when the point breaks, there is no need to locate a sharpener or wait for the teacher to do it, but just double click and a new lead point is waiting. They also like the design because it fooled them into thinking it was a “real” pencil. Overall, my students loved using these new pencils and when offered a choice between the Cadoozles and typical pencils, they chose the Cadoozles each and every time.

As a teacher, I love that if their pencil breaks, I do not have to stop my lesson due to the incredible loudness of the pencil sharpener. I also like that the pencils don’t seem to roll around on the table as easily as the non-mechanical pencils, therefore causing less distraction and more attention to what it is that I am teaching. They also did not seem to bat an eye when I told them we were going to be writing but they could use one of the new pencils if they wanted to.

Thank you for allowing my students and I the opportunity to test out your fabulous writing tools.

Sara Dustin is a Reading Specialist in the second grade at an urban school in Taunton, MA.  We thank her for trying out a product she’d never seen and providing us her opinions, as well as those of her second-grade students.  We love that kids preferred Cadoozles every time in her classroom!

To learn more, please check out our Teachers’ Guide to Cadoozles: