Not great for classroom
I purchased these for my kindergartners to use as pencil boxes, but they are rather flimsy and difficult to open and close with one hand. I ended up returning them. They would probably be fine for older kids.
September 6, 2011
Smaller than expected
I was hoping to use this as a storage case for something besides pencils, but unfortunately, it is not 8.5 inches as described. The usable space is actually much closer to 8 inches, so it will not work for me. Otherwise, it is just OK. The plastic is a little flimsy, and it does not have the strongest latches in the world, but for light use, it would work.
January 5, 2010