Very disappointed in the quality of the pencil as they do not sharpen evenly. They sharpen into a "wooden" point. This is the case for approx. 90% of the pencils. When the children bring them to me complaining that they won't sharpen I have to whittle them down with a pocket knife to get a point. I've tried hand held sharpeners, wall mounted sharpeners and electric sharpeners and it is the same outcome. In the end I'm only getting about 30-50% of usability out of every pencil. Crayola products are a mainstay in my classroom but, for now on, I will be putting out the extra money for better quality pencils that I can get the most out of.