Thursday, August 1, 2013

Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum!

A favorite back to school story I like to do with my kinder is Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.  This is a story about a little mouse who believes her long name is perfect for her until she starts school.  She begins to doubt herself when mean spirited classmates make fun of her name for being long and named after a flower.  One of the important lessons that can be learned from Chrysanthemum is being proud of your name as well as learning that you don’t have to put up with bullying in school.  What better time to make connections and understand compassion than the start of a child’s education!

Click on the image to check out the book!
Here's the story on Youtube.
Here are some sample art work found on Pinterest!

For more Chrysanthemum activities, check out my Pinterest Board.
I also have a new Chrysanthemum product , if you want to check it out!


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