We’re three days into the new school year at the OK Corral. We’re taking just-out-of-kindergarten-ers and turning them into lean, mean, running-with-the-big-dogs first graders. The first week or so of any school year is spent teaching procedures and rules, outlining expectations, and creating a cohesive family for the next 180 days. We’ve read many of the usual first-day-of-school read alouds like First Day Jitters, The Kissing Hand, and one of my personal favorites, It’s Time for School, Stinkyface.
Today, we read another great book, The Crayon Box That Talked. In the story, a little girl overhears a box of crayons arguing about how they don’t like one another. She buys the box, takes it home, and shows the crayons how they work together to create a beautiful picture. Not unlike a rag tag bunch of former kindergartners, coming together to form a terrific first grade class.
After reading the story, we worked on creating our own crayon dudes with which to decorate the OK Corral. Check it out.