Last week's poll, This week's Inbox

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW YOU VOTED IN LAST WEEK’S COLORFUL POLL. WE ASKED: IF YOU COULD STEP INTO THE SHOES OF CRAYOLA, WHICH RETIRED CRAYON COLOR WOULD YOU BRING BACK?  ONE COLOR CAME OUT WAAAAAY AHEAD OF THE PACK – AND THAT’S THE OH SO REFRESHING MAGIC MINT! 64% OF YOU SAID THAT’S THE COLOR YOU WANT BACK! FOLLOWED BY TEAL BLUE AT 24%.  BUT YOUR THOUGHTS THIS WEEK WERE BRIGHTER THAN ALL THE CRAYONS IN THE BOX! LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU HAD TO SAY:

[INBOX]

KALEB FROM MINSTER ELEMENTARY TOOK THE NEWS OF DANDELIONS’S RETIREMENT REALLY HARD, WRITING:  I REALLY LIKE THE COLOR DANDELION, AND I AM VERY SAD THAT THEY ARE RETIRING THIS COLOR. MY TEACHER HAD TO COMFORT ME BECAUSE I WAS IN TEARS WHEN I HEARD THE NEWS THAT THEY WERE RETIRING THIS COLOR. I USE DANDELION ALL THE TIME, AND I'M NOT SURE HOW I AM GOING TO DRAW THE SUN ON MY PICTURES ANYMORE. HOW WILL I DRAW A BILL ON A DUCK? HOW WILL I DRAW THE FEET ON A PENGUIN? HOW WILL I GO ON?

GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF, KALEB – AND MAYBE EXPERIMENT WITH YELLOW, OR YELLOW ORANGE!

A LOT OF YOU – INCLUDING OLIVIA FROM WESTWOOD ELEMENTRY SCHOOL – THOUGHT ONE COLOR IN PARTICULAR SHOULD HAVE BEEN RETIRED INSTEAD. OLIVIA WRITES:  I WOULD CHOOSE THE WHITE CRAYON TO RETIRE.  FIRST OF ALL, YOU CAN'T EVEN SEE IT UNLESS YOU HAVE THE BEST EYES IN THE WORLD.  ALSO, SOME PEOPLE DON'T HAVE BLACK PAPER, SO THEY CAN'T EVEN USE THE CRAYON.  IT IS USELESS.  LASTLY, PEOPLE BARELY USE THE WHITE CRAYON.  IT JUST SITS IN THE BOX AND DOES NOTHING!  

BUT CARTER FROM KENSINGTON INTERMEDIATE WOULD GET RID OF ONE PARTICULARLY CONFUSING SHADE:
I WOULD RETIRE THE CRAYON RED ORANGE. I ALWAYS FOUND IT SO STRANGE TO HAVE TWO COLORS TOGETHER. AND I CAN NEVER TELL IF IT IS RED OR ORANGE!

MALLORY FROM ST. RAPHAEL HAS THE BLUES ABOUT A CERTAIN SHADE OF BLUE, TELLING US:
I WOULD WANT OCEAN BLUE TO RETIRE BECAUSE I AM NOT A FAN OF DARK BLUE. TO REPLACE OCEAN BLUE, I WOULD LIKE A NEON PINK. I DRAW A LOT AND I DO NOT USE THAT COLOR AT ALL, BUT I WOULD USE PINK.

AVERY FROM LAKEVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS A MORE DRAMATIC SUGGESTION ABOUT REVAMPING THE COLORFUL BOX:
I WOULD TAKE THEM ALL OUT! I WOULD LOVE TO BE TRUSTED WITH THE JOB OF MAKING A WHOLE NEW COLOR SCHEME BECAUSE I THINK THEY NEED TO BE MODERNIZED FOR KIDS THESE DAYS.

THANKS, AVERY! SOUNDS LIKE YOU’VE GOT A COLORFUL CAREER AHEAD OF YOU! THANKS ALSO TO KALEB, OLIVIA, CARTER, AND MALLORY!

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