Pentel Pens and Pencils

I was recently asked by Office Supplies to review several types of pens and pencils from Pentel.  I'm always happy to review items that I use everyday in my classroom!

I reviewed Pentel Vicuna Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Pentel Twist Erase III Mechanical Pencils, and Pentel EnerGel Retractable Gel Pens.

The Pentel Vicuna Retractable Pens are wonderful!  I love these pens for grading papers!  My students hate the dreaded red pen (seriously, they asked me not to use red!).  This pack of ballpoint pens comes in eight colors.  I can choose a different color each day of the week.  I also used them for lesson plans.  The different colors are great for color code each subject in my plan book.  The pen has a .7 mm fine point.  I love writing with fine point pens!

 Papermate Twist-tip mechanical pencils have been my go to pencil for years.  I like the twist-tip over the push pencil.  The Pentel Twist Erase may become my new favorite.  Even though it is a push mechanical, the lead doesn't seem to break as easily as other push pencils.  My favorite part of the pencil is the twist eraser.  It measures about an inch and is replacable.  This is different from the Papermate.  I always seems to run out of eraser long before the lead runs out.

The Pentel EnerGel is such a fancy pen.  I love the teal color!  It has a thicker body which makes it very comfortable to hold, and it's very sturdy.  This pen is a medium point (not my favorite).

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  1. I love experimenting with different writing utensils. Truthfully, my husband has a pen fetish and I tend to be the pen thief of the family... but I do appreciate a great pen or pencil! Kids are no different. They notice little things like a nicer pen/pencil!