Sharpening Pencils

What is a pencil? Yes, a piece of wood with graphite inside. Yes, a writing tool. Yes, a wand of creativity. A pencil is used for writing stories, drawing pictures, doing math, and so much more.

Do you know that all of the above items are really hard to do if you do not have a sharpened pencil? I know, of course you have to sharpen it! Have you ever thought how those pencils in your child’s classroom get to be sharpened? Teachers spend time sharpening pencils. Preparing these incredible tools for their students.

Do you know that a huge help that you can do for your child’s classroom is to just stop in and sharpen pencils for them? I know, sounds silly, overly simplistic, but it’s true.

Today, I volunteered at my daughters school and asked if there was any work that I could do for her teacher. She said a huge help would be to sharpen the 25 pencils her students needed. I took the handful of pencils and slowly ground each one to a point. It maybe took 15 minutes, but that was a simple task that made a difference.

Volunteering doesn’t need to be extravagant. Volunteering doesn’t need to be for hours on end. Volunteering simply means offering to help.

I know several people who would get pencils sent home with their student and they would sharpen the pencils at night and then send them back in with their child in the morning.

If you haven’t volunteered at your child’s school yet, simply ask the teacher if there is anything you can do. Offer to sharpen pencils and let them know that you are not offended at doing the simplest of tasks. You might be surprised by the sheer volume of small tasks they need help with.

Remember…They Will Love Your Effort…even if it’s just sharpening pencils;-).

Hi! My name is Dominique and I’m lucky enough to be the wife to my True Love and mother to a little girl and a little boy. I grew up in the Midwest but have loved living in NC, our new home.

I’m actually an Industrial Engineer by schooling, but am now a domestic engineer(Stay-at-home-Mom) and feel very blessed to have this job.

I have always loved the challenge in making the most of things…whether it’s figuring out that a filing cabinet , a $10 piece of countertop and a few scraps of wood can be turned into a desk, that a curtain sheer, some ribbon, and a square piece of fabric can be transformed into an Elsa-like dress, or how to provide an interesting lunch for my little girl who is in a peanut free classroom. I love to figure things out and to create.

I hope you enjoy reading my posts. I hope that my posts will inspire you to create. I hope that with my posts you will see that They Will Love Your Effort, whether things turn our perfect or not;-)

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