I really don’t understand how some classrooms have white crayons along with various different shades of blues, reds, purples, pinks, greens, browns, and yellows. They even have gray and a bronzey one. But the one color a lot of kids ask me for they don’t have…black. They may have one in there. A tiny left over one that’s hard to find among all the others piled up on there.
I can understand telling the kids to not use black too much. Some kids, if you give them the black crayon, that’s all they want. They will color all over the page with it. Nothing wrong with that. Unless you’re encouraging them to use a variety, there’s nothing wrong.
If kids are being encouraged to use a variety of colors, then where is the black? I don’t understand this. You can’t just remove black out of the pile just because some kids will use that and only that all over there page. Kids need to be encouraged by giving choices. They need to be free to decide as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else.
Maybe black stands out for some kids. How will the other colors stand out? How could you make them stand out without removing the innocent color you just made a culprit.
This is what I came up with for photo challenge on: Narrow My head formed the words Narrow Minded, which reminded me of this moment.