Monday, October 20, 2014

11/10: The Day the Crayons Quit @ FNE

Drew Daywalt's book The Day the Crayons Quit, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers (my favorite picture book writer/illustrator!) is a unique book this year in RRISD because it's on this year's lists for both the Texas Bluebonnet Award & the Armadillo Readers Choice Award.

To celebrate this special coincidence, Forest North staff is having a special day on campus - a literal Day the Crayons Quit, on November 10th!  Students, during their usual Special Areas rotation, will rotate through six special activities brought to you by Instructional Technology Specialist Jeff Brewton, Counselors Jill Peyton & Iben Dyke, Art Teacher Angie Bell, Music Teacher Jeanie Hermansen, Physical Education Teacher Amanda Chadney, and of course, Librarian Kristen Fournier.  Through the rotation, they will make digital art, exercise, have a rhythmic dance party, express their feelings, watch a video produced by the illustrator, and play a cool online game called Kahoot!

Students are encouraged to dress in their favorite color to celebrate The Day the Crayons Quit (hat, socks, shoes, shirt, pants, or any combination), and we are hard at work making sure every student has a chance to read this book or have it read to them before our celebration. It's a wonderful book filled with so much humor and joy, and we are thrilled to come together to celebrate one book as a community. 

The sequel, The Day the Crayons Came Back, has just been announced as in pre-production.  I can't wait to read it!

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