Not sure what it is with the kids this year, maybe the grade but they are all about mechanical pencils. My daughter is going to be super excited about these BIC Pencil Xtra Sparkle (colorful barrels), Medium Point (0.7 mm), 24-Count for $5.99 (Retail $12.80). Yep it's a stocking stuffer!
-#1 Selling Mechanical Pencil
-Sparkly, fun designs
-New shimmery colors!
-1 BIC Pencil = 2-1/2 wood case pencils
-Smooth writing lead does not smudge and erases cleanly
-Lead advances quickly and easily
-Always ready, sharp and accurate, BIC #2 Mechanical Pencils are the smart choice at test time. Perfect for Standardized Tests
-Available in 0.7 mm