For World Book Day this Year the Dolphins class read ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and ‘The Day the Crayons Came Home’ by Drew Daywalt. These books feature letters written by different crayons to their owner, Duncan, as well as colourful illustrations to further explain each letter. The Dolphins class found these stories very funny and have enjoyed re-reading their favourite crayon letters since World Book Day.
The children held discussions about their favourite colours and tried to convince their friends to agree with their choices using some simple persuasive language – “You should like my favourite colour because … “. Afterwards the children created crayon shaped posters to persuade other members of the class to change their favourite colour. We have used some of these posters on our new classroom display board. They look fantastic!
Following this the children all imagined that they were a crayon who had gone missing from its owner. The children wrote postcards addressed to Duncan, the crayons owner, making sure to include his address, postcode and postage stamp. All the children came up with very imaginative places a crayon could go missing, many of which were inspired by the reading of ‘The Day the Crayons Came Home’ by Drew Daywalt. We had crayons lost in playgrounds, next to swimming pools and even some left behind on airplanes to Hong Kong!
On World Book Day itself many of the Dolphins class came into school dressed as a coloured crayon complete with pointy crayon hats. They mixed in with the other creative costumes and all the children enjoyed guessing who their classmates were dressed up as. It was lovely to see so many children inspired by books that they have read. Many children are already planning their outfits for World Book Day 2020!