Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King lesson

We've been learning a great deal about Martin Luther King Jr over the past few days. We listened to the "I Have a Dream Speech" and learned a lot about his life and what he lived for. I remembered a lesson that I learned about a few years ago in an Education course about crayons and found it online. Here, our crayons are having a conversation.
Our "bulletin board" about getting along with others. The poem reads:

While walking in a toy store
the day before today,
I overheard a crayon box
with many things to say.

"I don't like red!" said yellow.
And green said, "Nor do I!"
And no one here likes orange,
but no one knows quite why."

"We are a box of crayons
that really doesn't get along,"
said blue to all the others
"something here is wrong!"

Well, I bought that box of crayons
and took it home with me
and laid out all the crayons
so the crayons could all see.

They watched me as I colored
with red and blue and green
and black and white and orange
and every color in between.

They watched as green
became the grass
adn blue becamse the sky.
The yello sun was shining bright
on white clouds drifting by.

Colors changed as they touched,
becoming something new.
They watched me as I colored.
They watched till I was through.

And when I'd finally finished,
I began to walk away.
And as I did the crayon box
had something more to say...

"I do like red!" said yellow
and green said, "So do I!"
"And blue you are terrific
so high up in tne sky."

"We are a box of crayons
each of us unique,
but when we get together
the picture is complete."

by Shane DeRolf

Not sure who wrote this but this is given after-

Wouldn't it be terrible?
Wouldn't it be sad?
If just one single color
was the color that we had?

If everything was purple
or red, or blue or green?
If yellow, pink or orange
was all that could be seen?

Can you just imagine
how dull our world would be
If just one single color
was all we got to see?

Happy Day!!

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