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Ms.Wolfe's Classroom Books and Finds

I am a future elementary school teacher who loves to read and try new books both inside and outside of the classroom. This blog is dedicated to cataloging and keeping up with all the books I would like to use in my future classroom as well as ways I can use them in my classroom! 


The Day the Crayons Came Home

The Day the Crayons Came Home - Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers

Duncan's crayons are tired of being forgotten about. Poor Maroon got lost in the sofa cushions, turquoise got stuck to Duncans socks after accidentally being stuck in the dryer, and Pea Green who knows no kid likes peas so he won't get used. All of these crayons write post cards to Duncan asking to be rescued from their fates. This is such a fun story to read to your kids about what might be going on in their crayons heads when they aren't around. An activity I would have my students complete after reading this book is to have them write a letter to one of the forgotten crayons urging them to come home. In the book, Duncan makes a compromise on how he can make all his crayons feel loved and I would have the students try to pitch this to one of the forgotten crayons to get them to come home. It gives them experience in not only writing letters but in persuasive writing as well. 


Lexile Measurement: AD490L