Monday, September 9, 2013

The Day the Crayons Quit!

I am linking up with Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for her Monday Made It to share a few things I have made recently to use in my classroom.
Have you read this book?  It is a must! After we read 'The Day the Crayons Quit', we made our own crayon people {pattern provided by Cara Carroll}.  Each little one chose his/her favorite color and then added a face.  The yellow one is unhappy because he was used too much {cracks me up!} Originally this was going to be an art project to be displayed, but then I decided to laminate them and turn them into a class book.  It is a favorite read, plus helps reinforce color identification and color word recognition.
I made this PowerPoint Presentation of Essential Questions to use after reading the story.  It is free at my TpT store.
I read the book and then play the PowerPoint on my Teamboard.  We take turns answering the questions by touching the correct picture on the interactive whiteboard.  My little ones love it and it helps me keep track of who is comprehending our stories and who needs a little extra help.
If you can use this, I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)

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  1. I love this book! Thank you so much for sharing your guided questions. I am going to pass this along to my students (preservice teachers). I know they will love this too!
    Bookish Ways in Math and Science

  2. My little girl is in preschool! Thank you for sharing... I am going to forward your blog along to her teacher! Thanks a bundle!!!

  3. Your crayons turned out absolutely precious! This is the third time I have read about this book just today alone. I will need to check it out for sure.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. I had gotten this from Cara, too, but hadn't used it yet. I LOVE the idea of turning it into a class book. My kids are going crazy over the few class books we've made so far and this one looks like it'd be super engaging.

    Carolina Teacher

  5. LOVE this! There was a squeal at our house that there was a picture of the yellow sad face! Great pics!