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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"The Day the Crayons Quit" Extension Idea


"The Day the Crayons Quit" by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers is making quite the impact on teachers and children this summer!  I've seen a lot of posts on how teachers plan on using this book in their classrooms this year.  
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It's such a fun read aloud!  I read it to my Story Time group a few weeks ago and they loved it!  I'm sure they'll think twice before tearing off the paper on their crayons now that they know that crayons don't like to be naked.  Yep.  Naked crayons...who would have thought!

In my original post about this book, I said I was going to whip up some letters written by other supplies in my classroom.  Here's what I've come up with so far...



Maybe I'll do a few more once I get in my classroom and see how things look.  Our custodians are waxing our floors this week so we've been grounded from working in our classroom this week.  I think I  might let my kiddos help me write some letters too.  What better way to model letter writing and point of view at the same time during the beginning of the year?

Oh...by the way...The Lion King was awesome!  My nieces were glued to it the entire time...every child should experience the theatre and The Lion King is a great one for the whole family!  If it's showing in your area, you should try to get tickets (an aisle seat would be my recommendation) and take someone little with you...so fun!

Hope all is well!

11 comments:

  1. Ok--I really need to read this book!!
    Em
    Curious Firsties

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    1. Hi Em!
      Yes...you need it! It's a winner!

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  2. I love this book! Great idea...how do you download the letters?

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    1. I wasn't sure if anyone would be interested in them! :) I'll make a link for them in a future post!

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  3. I like Em need this book! :) I'm so interested in the "naked" crayon part. :)
    Maria

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  4. Oooh, I love the letters! Please make them downloadable! Thanks

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    1. :)
      I'll attach them to Sunday's post!

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  5. If Oliver Jeffers was creative with The Day THe Crayons Quit you are also not less.

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  6. Super cute idea, but please check your grammar, especially on the markers' letter ("YOUR very bright friends" and "your parents will not be happy"; omit one "will.")

    Love this book, and my students do too. They'd surely get a kick out of these letters!! Cute idea :D Thank you

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    1. Oh my gosh! I remember fixing those on my own copies, I bet I just forgot to correct them here! Sorry about that!

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  7. This book could be used to teach children about letter writing, feelings, voice in writing, and teamwork. The illustrations are adorable, and the kid-style print is unique. My third graders and I love this book. :)

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