UGGGGHHHHH!!! my room doesn't have a manual sharpener. i was provided with an electric one, but i despise the noise. i only allow kids to use it in the morning. As a solution i provided each group of desks with a little sharpener inside a basket at each table. After one week i have decided that will not work. The kids somehow managed to get the shavings all over the floor and break half of them within a week. Then they want to sharpen every time their point is the least bit dull. It is driving me bonkers! Anyone have something in place for this already?