When I started teaching, I graded everything by hand. Printed papers emailed to me, and wrote comments in the margins. Well, I've slowly quit doing that. Mostly for the same reason I quit using my Parker Vector: in the wintertime especially, using a slender writing utensil hurts.
Last weekend, I spotted and ordered this. There were three lead size options--.5mm, .7mm, and .9mm. I ordered the .7mm pencil because I have a bit of .7mm lead. (Honestly would have preferred the color of the .5mm pencil because blue. Favorite color.) I tried it out, and found that I liked it. It has a very fat, padded, shaped grip.
I let my son try it out this evening, and immediately ordered a second one. Because my son absolutely loves it, and because it improves his control and his handwriting. And I would no longer have one, because my son has already claimed it for my plans to have him writing letters to his grandparents this summer.
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