"Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes is a wonderful back to school story that encourages kids to accept others & celebrate what makes us unique!
This unit extends the story and uses various activities to get the kids brainstorming kind words/actions and thinking about what makes each child special.
1. Kind words to describe Chrysanthemum
2. Story Map
3. My name means...
4. I love the way my name looks in...(kids practice writing their name in ink, crayon, pencil, and glitter (with help)
5. My name has ___ letters
6. My full name is...
7. Find a friend
8. Graphing how many letters in our names
9. These words describe me!
10. I am special because...
11. Acrostic Name Poem
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