Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Color Chaos!

From School Library Journal

K-Gr 2–The students at Hughes Elementary School have a new substitute principal, Mr. Greystone. He has lots and lots of rules, of the “NO” and “DON'T” variety. Budding illustrator Colin brings his new giant box of crayons to school and he and his friends try them out on the new cafeteria white board. When Mr. Greystone sees the kids' contributions, he is furious and bans all art supplies and tosses the crayons into the trash. A special guest illustrator is alarmed by the grayness surrounding the children. Meanwhile, the art supplies plan a rebellion, making a color wheel that whirls out of the bin, bonking Mr. Greystone “silly.” The dull principal then sees the error of his ways and finally realizes that “color matters.” Reed's mixed-media illustrations are fabulous examples of color, movement, and humor.
For more color mixing fun and Science in the Classroom please join me here inside the science lab. 

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