Spirit of Wonder Wednesday – Eco-Friendly Tips Part 1

April 22 is Earth Day so I thought I’d lead up to that day with some recycle tips. This is Part 1 of a 2-Part post on being eco-friendly. The whole family can be involved in recycling. Think of how much we can keep out of our landfills if we all do a little bit. Here are the first five tips for recycling: 1. Sort items on a daily basis. Get the whole family involved! Keep a separate trashcan in your kitchen or other handy place for recyclable items. 2. Recycle junk mail or reuse it as scratch paper. Did you know that you can take your name off mailing lists? If you don’t like the waste that these advertisements create go to...

Motivation Monday – School Librarian Appreciation

Motivation Monday – School Librarian Appreciation

The school librarian was always there to help us find those obscure references that we needed to finish a term paper or project. We could always count on the librarian to tell us Shhhh! when we got excited about a topic and were louder than is expected in a library. These are some of my memories of the school librarian. What are yours? The beginning of April is the time to appreciate the school librarian. You can show your appreciation in a variety of ways including:

Finish Line Friday – Tips on How To Stop Losing Your Pens

“I always lose my pens”….. “Who took my pen?”. “Where the heck did my pen go?”….common sentences heard throughout offices everywhere. It might have even happened to you this week. So HOW do we get this to stop? Should we sign up for pen insurance? Nah. A good word of advice that I once heard is to invest in a GOOD pen. Not the inexpensive ones that are bought in bulk, but a nice (at least medium priced pen). Why you ask? Well, economically priced pens, often bulk-purchased pens, are very much like common property around the office…they have a tendency to just walk off. They make their rounds going from person to person and might even eventually end up back at your desk in a few months or so. But a true quality pen, like the EnerGel Alloy RT is striking in appearance and gives off the feeling of “hands off!

Spirit of Wonder Wednesday – Teens Get Their Creativity On

Today is the last day of National Craft Month. The CHA Blog recently posted this Washington Post article on Teens and Crafting. We thought you might find it interesting. Keep crafting with Pentel Arts products! In the March 22, 2011 issue of the Washington Post, the Associated Press featured an article on the hot trend of teen crafting. The article entitled “For Many Teens Crafting Offers a Chance To Relax And Get Creative,” discusses relaxation, personal expression, and the financial benefits of crafting, three of the 7 key benefits of crafting identified in CHA A&U Study.

Motivation Monday – Parable of the Pencil

Motivation Monday – Parable of the Pencil

Wednesday, March 30 is National Pencil Day! Think of how far the pencil has come – from a piece of graphite in the 1500s to the automatic pencils we have today! Pentel has pencils for many different needs: pencils for writing, drafting, and arts. In honor of National Pencil Day we give you this motivating story: Parable of the Pencil The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. 


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