I have 2nd grade...
All pencils are given to the teacher from day one (no one is allowed to take pencils home or keep them in their desk)
So each afternoon I sharpen pencils for both their tables and the pencil tray.
My class has a community pencil policy, the pencils are owned by the class...this way no one says "someone took my pencil" If their pencil break, they go get one out of the pencil tray.
So, I am the only person who ever sharpens pencils...I hate the sound of the pencil sharpener
This has been one of the best things I have ever done as a teacher!
Parents love it! students have nothing to argue about and no one is ever sharpening when I am teaching. If I have a substitute I have designated 1 student to sharpen all pencils.
Hope this helps