When I moved to the middle school I was sure I would never teach elementary again... WRONG! Here I am preparing for the new year at Hassan Elementary. All of the books that I have collected over the years, I gave a way to the other art teachers of my district. Bad choice. Oh well... I guess I start the collection again. I have bought a couple of books for the classroom this year. The Day the Crayons Quit, was one of them. Cute book. The drawings were so innocent. Being a lover of student art, I was impressed with how 'kid' the book looked. It's a book written from the crayons persecutive. I could see this being used in the classroom for a great collaborative project between language arts and visual arts. Maybe 4th or 5th grades are going to take an art object and write a letter from it's perspective. It could be illustrated in the same manner as the book. It's a bit wordy for our K's. I can see them spinning around as I read though the clever notes from each crayon. I think I will use this book for my upper levels... They might giggle when I pull out a children's book to have it read to them, but even when I did this with my middle schoolers, in the act of reading the book, the class is silent, they are engaged. Books are powerful!
Is there lessons out there that you have tried in conjunction with this book? I would love to hear about them.