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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Magic of Silver


I remember the day. I got my first set of 64 crayola crayons. I remember looking over all the colors and being in awe of the silver and gold.
Today I had a student ask me for a gray. Needless to say, I couldn't find one anywhere. I do have a stash of a few silver and gold crayons tucked away in one of my cupboards, so I brought out a silver. You should have seen the sparkle in his eyes.
"A silver? Gage, Gage, we've got a silver!?"

14 comments:

  1. It's so humbling to notice what really wow's kids. We need to re-capture that wonder more often. Thanks for doing that here.

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  2. We have a silver! I love the excitement that young children bring to a classroom. See you soon!

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  3. I remember getting that box of 64 too! So exciting. Love the "we've got a silver!"

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  4. My wife still enjoys getting a box, tower, whatever of crayons. Just like Disney, they open up a world of color.

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  5. Magical color, even back in my day.

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  6. WOW...silver is a magical color...I just ordered some silver ribbon for a special day next month...and I smiled realizing the magic of silver and gold...(and sparkles) !!!!!!!!!

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  7. Ohhh! I loved my box of crayons with the built in sharpener! Great memory you inspired with that silver crayon. Thanks!

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  8. Ah, so magical I agree. We also keep silver & gold pens for special occasions, Betsy. Maybe a poetry lesson coming...

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  9. :-) Love this post! I recall my own crayon treasures and smile!

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  10. What a sweet moment you captured.

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  11. Funny ~ crayons have been taking an odd center stage in my life lately... for reasons I can't begin to explain (yet). Your post adds to the fascination (and mystery). Thanks for sharing such a neat moment in time... a true 'slice' to savor.

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  12. Noticed after I commented that Blogger placed an ugly "-" and a message about not being able to see my profile... I'm a former Blogger user, but can be found over at WP: robinlk.com (no mystery here... lol)

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  13. I don't remember if I like silver and gold because they were socially ingrained as better,or whether I liked them because they simply were superior colors. Anyway, each can be a cause and each an effect! Life !!!

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