A Kindred Spirit…


I saw this post listed on the Freshly Pressed page of WordPress. I was immediately drawn to it because of the bright and shiny picture of the “magical” 64 color box of Crayola crayons. The difference between me and the writer is that I am a color-order nazi and would rearrange my crayons into rainbow order. It never even occurred to me to leave them in the order that they were sent in. I also have a “Mine” and “Their’s” supply of pencils, crayons, markers, etc. available for students. In one of my classrooms, I have a closed-off office and can keep my supply safely on my desk. In my other classroom, I have to always have the eagle eye on my desk to make sure they don’t use my pencils with erasers still on, my non-dried out markers with the caps all on the correct colors, and my color pencils with their carefully sharpened points. I try to instill in my students the ability to care for the materials, even though they don’t belong to only themselves. I always praise the students that I see caring for our materials and fixing those markers with the wrong color caps. How is that not a good lesson to teach??? Take care of your stuff and it will last much much longer!!! (Duh.)
The Crayon Facist

4 responses »

  1. This is about every other teacher I’ve ever met haha. Totally understandable though, I did this with my younger siblings, I had a “borrow” pile and a “don’t touch or I will kill you box”. 🙂

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