After we read this book, students enjoyed creating their own unique crayons. Then together students came up with a title for our box of crayons and we did an interactive writing experience. Together we wrote the title on sentence strips. Students were chosen to come up to the board and write the words for the title focussing on letter formation and spelling.
While walking in a toy store the day before today,
I overheard a crayon box with many things to say.
"I don't like red!" said yellow and green said, "Nor do I!"
"And no one here likes orange, but no one knows quite why."
"We are a box of crayons that really doesn't get along,"
said blue to all the others, "something here is wrong!"
Well, I bought that box of crayons and took it home with me
And laid out all the crayons, so the crayons could all see.
They watched me as I colored with red and blue and green
And black and white and orange and every color in between.
They watched as green became the grass
And blue became the sky.
The yellow sun was shining bright on white clouds drifting by.
Colors changing as they touched, becoming something new.
They watched me as I colored. They watched until I was through.
And when I'd finally finished, I began to walk away.
And as I did, the crayon box had something more to say...
"I do like red!" said yellow and green said, "So do I!"
"And blue, you are terrific so high up in the sky."
"We are a box of crayons, each of us unique,
But when we get together, the picture is complete."