Friday, 22 August 2014

Pukeko Team Celebration, Term 3

Well done Room 15, you were awesome at celebration today! I'm sure there were a few proud parents in the audience. For those who weren't able to be there, here is a video of our performance.

The poem we are reading is called "The Crayon Box" and is all about working together and celebrating our differences. This links nicely with our school-wide Social Studies topic this term: "Celebrating Culture"

A special well done to our class presenters, Dylan, Spencer, Alex and Kyra; and our Celebration Presenter, Ashton, who was asked to run the assembly with only a couple of hours notice. You were all fabulous!

While walking into 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 just why" 
"We are a box of crayons that 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 colors so the crayons all could 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 and Blue became the sky 
The Yellow sun was shining bright on White clouds drifting by 
Colors changing as they touched becoming something new 

They watched me as I colored - they watched me till I was through 
And when I 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 were terrific! So high up in the sky 
"We are a box of crayons each one of us unique 
But when we get together the picture is more complete"


  1. Well Done Room 15. I really loved seeing you recite this poem so well. Its such a fun poem! And you all worked together beautifully just like the crayons!

    1. Hi Debbie - thanks for the comment. Didn't they do well!

  2. Well done to the Pukeko Team!

    Mrs Gregory.

  3. Lovely loud and clear voices room 15
    Love that Alex is in the front and has a big smile
    From Leanne Rogers

    1. Hi Leanne! Didn't Alex do a wonderful job introducing the poem? :)

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