My kids' pencil cases for school in the photo above (Sugar Bunnies for Cici, Pokemon for the boys). From the day Koshi started first grade (or rather, slightly before, when we got the list of things to get *for* first grade), I thought these were the coolest pencil cases I'd ever seen. Seriously.
Can you see how to use the pencil sharpener? You don't have to take it out to use it (though it comes out to dump out shavings)...
Ja jan! There's a little door that slides to the right on the outside--just slide it over, and sharpen away! Take that piece out and slide the end open to dump the pencil shavings
|Teddy's pencil case..|
...and that's not all! That's Teddy's case above, and flipped over in the photo to the right. The underside has storage for extra pencils, small rulers, erasers, or whatever. (For the Sharp-Eyed Reader: yes, Teddy has managed to lose his pencil sharpner out of this case, which is fairly typical...)
To be completely honest, though, I don't know how much studying I'd get done at school if I had a pencil case that fun...
Mata asobou, ne!