I have heard many people tell me that my love for crayons should stay out of my future classroom. I say that these people are wrong, and no fun. Crayons can be used for more things than kindergartners learning to color inside the lines. Crayons could be used for middle school/highschool science labs. How? Did you know that crayons can burn for more than 30 minutes? You could study why or how with older students. Not only is it an awesome experiment for fire loving boys, but it is great for teaching chemical reactions. I see crayons as a basic necessity at any age, and for any classroom. Coloring relieves stress in older people, and also teaches smaller children fine motor skills. so next time you see a crayon, don't be so quick to judge it.....it's 30 minutes of emergency light just might save your life one day.