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Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum | Kevin Henkes
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She was a perfect baby, and she had a perfect name. Chrysanthemum. When she was old enough to appreciate it, Chrysanthemum loved her name. And then she started school. "I'm named after my grandmother," said Victoria. "You're named after a flower." Chrysanthemum wilted. Life at school didn't improve. In fact, it got worse. Then the students were introduced to their music teacher, Mrs. Twinkle. Mrs. Delphinium Twinkle. And suddenly, Chrysanthemum blossomed....
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LogiKitty
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another little tidbit from Chrysanthemum that I relate to 💕 going through all the children's books I got from the library. this was one I just LOVED!

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LogiKitty
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The dad is most definitely me 😂😂

Lifeisasnap My daughter as a toddler loved this book. She wanted a flower name too. She didn‘t have one. Lol 3w
LogiKitty @Lifeisasnap by then it's too late to change names haha! I adored it (: what a wonderful book. 3w
Lifeisasnap @LogiKitty totally, besides, We all loved her name: Mckenna. 😉 3w
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abbie-cadabbie
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“Chrysanthemum” by Kevin Henkes is a sad, but fulfilling F story about a young mouse named Chrysanthemum who absolutely loves her beautiful, long name! She begins to get made fun of by a few of her classmates which results in her despising her name. This Notable Children‘s Award winning book would make a great RA to teach good morals. #UCFLAE3414F19

abbie-cadabbie The lesson plan I chose includes a fun, tactile way to teach “how unkind words can wrinkle your heart.” It includes a during and post activity for younger students to enjoy. https://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-teaching-kindness-with-chrysan... 1mo
abbie-cadabbie The UDL strategy I chose is to develop self-assessment and reflection (9.3) because this story should help students become kinder and more considerate of other‘s feelings. The ESOL strategy I chose is to encourage self-talk (positive thinking) (3) 1mo
DrSpalding You have selected such a nice variety of award winners and read many more than required. I am proud of you for the quality work you have done here! 12h
DrSpalding This is an excellent book to read aloud at the beginning of a school year when everyone is getting to know each other‘s names. 12h
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Bookwormjillk
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What I love about autumn- mums and pansies in all different colors

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Julsmarshall Gorgeous! 2mo
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AlyssaB
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The genre of this book is RF. We read this book the first week of school because it shows how behavior expectations should be. Chrysanthemum has a long name and is teased for it but read to find out how the teasing stopped. This book is a great S for the first week of school.

AlyssaB An ESOL strategy is 10 which teaches think, pair, share strategies in cooperative groups. This allows students to discuss ways classmate should be towards one another. An UDL strategy would be 7.3 which minimizes threats and distractions. A lesson plan for this would be http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32395
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Bookwormjillk
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I love it when the cat joins us for story time.

kspenmoll 😻😻📚 3mo
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SarynaN
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Chrysanthemum is a MF by Kevin Henkes. The book follows her on her first day of school. She thinks everything is going to be perfect until the other students start making fun of her. The book honestly looks at teasing, self-esteem and acceptance. It could be used for a PR. #ucflae3414su19

SarynaN https://heartmindonline.org/resources/lesson-plan-teaching-kindness-with-chrysan... This lesson plan focuses on the attitudes of the characters. Students will use a paper heart to help them visually learn. The book and activity will cover ESOL strategy 17 and UDL 1.3 5mo
DrSpalding This post needs a bit more detail. However your resource is helpful and you need to foster a community of kind students to promote a positive and safe classroom environment. Looks like this can help you do that. 4mo
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C.Austin
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Chrysanthemum is a cute little story (F) about a little mouse named Chrysanthemum. Chrysanthemum absolutely loves her name until she goes to school and is made fun of because her name is too long! This book would be great as a RA and can be used to show students that being unique is nothing to be ashamed of! #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin Kevin Henkes provides great resources on his website. I specifically love this PDF because it provides resources for three books including Chrysanthemum! Since I recommended this book for a RA, there are discussion questions on this pdf that can be used during your RA! It also has a cute name activity that I would definitely pair with your RA!!! dayhttps://kevinhenkes.com/wp-content/uploads/Lilly-and-Chrysanthemum-CCTG-b.pdf 10mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 10: Teach think, pair, and share strategies in cooperative groups (during RA) UDL 9.1: Promote expectations and beliefs that optimize motivation 10mo
DrSpalding This is an absolute favorite of mine. Make sure your resource is hyperlinked. Authors are the best resource! 10mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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1) Homemade chicken based soup, sweets, and junk food.
2) My mom always read me Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.
3) laying in bed watching TV and doing nothing...honestly pretty much the same. I just wish I had someone to make me homemade soup & buy me goodies like when I was a kid.
@JenlovesJT47 #Tuesdaytidbits

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parasolofdoom
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Used bookstore haul! 95% of my reading has been library ebook loans the last few years so it's been awhile since I had the pleasure of bringing home a fresh stack of books.

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JessicaC
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Chrysanthemum was written by Kevin Henkes and was one of my favorite books as a child! This book won the ALA Notable Children‘s book award in 1991 and focuses on the importance of being nice to others and being proud to be who you are!

JessicaC This is a fiction book that should be used at the beginning of the school year to ensure the students understand the behavior expected in the classroom toward one another. Chrysanthemum is about a young girl who is in love with her name, her parents say it is absolutely perfect. She believes that she has the greatest name, until she goes to school and her peers start to tease her. Chrysanthemum struggles with loving her name and feeling as ⬇️ 2y
JessicaC wonderful as she always had. Something I would do with this book is place it on a projector in order to read it to the students during a RA( read aloud) in order to show them all of the pictures and make sure they are able too see the expressions on her face. For ESOL I would use 37 and for UDL is 9.1 to motivate the students with expectations and beliefs. #UCFLAE3414SP18 (edited) 2y
J.Cash Great choice! loved this book it helps kids who have unique names get over the period of time when children make fun of eachother as well as is an entertaining read for any student 2y
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Hervela.L
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Chrysanthemum by Kevin Kenkes is listed as Modern Fantasy (F). This book is a great story about a little girl who was given a unique name, which she loved until she went to school was was made fun of by the other students. This book will help the students that are bullied or mad fun of because of a difference they can't help. This book can be used as a IR, SR, and PR amongst students.

Hervela.L UDL 8.3: foster collaboration and community. The link will offer guided instructions, activities, a read out loud YouTube video! GR, RA. https://mrswillskindergarten.com/chrysanthemum-lesson-plans/ 2y
Hervela.L ESOL strategies that work well is 6. Continually monitor students' comprehension. ESOL 32. Use students pairs for team learning, especially for reports, experiments and projects. 2y
DrSpalding I continue to be impressed by your posts. The resources you have included and the thoughtful nature regarding the alignment of your EL and UDL strategies is impressive. So well done. 2y
JessicaC As a child, this was one of my absolute favorites! I love this book and I think it would be great for students to become aware of being kind. 2y
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Madiwright97
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Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes is about students making fun of Chrysanthemum for her 13-letter name. In the end she was able to learn to love her name and it makes her who she is. Which is true for all students. Your name is what makes you who you are. #ucflae3414f17

ashley.v I want this book for my classroom. It is a great tool if you have a student with an unusual name in your class. Where‘s your website? 2y
Madiwright97 https://firstgradeblueskies.com/ideas-for-using-chrysanthemum-on-first/ this book is one of my favorites. On top of that, this lesson plan is great. You can download some free activities and it gives a great one for the first day of school having the students talk about names and how many letters are in each name. It helps the students get to know their peers better as well! 2y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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Day 25: picture book stack #riotgrams

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KatherineBeckham
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Chrysanthemum written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes is a F ALA Noteable Book award winner and would make a great AS book. This would be a good author study book, because Kevin Henkes has written multiple books that children enjoy. This book teaches children about bullying and self acceptance. UDL Principle 2.5 (Illustrate through multiple media) would be good for this book because not only is it a picture book that can be displayed on a

KatherineBeckham projector, but there are also online videos of the book. EL strategy 15 (Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again). This strategy works for this book because the theme of self acceptance is brought up over and over in the book. This would be a good concept to stop and talk about. This website https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3VxoRRAmuUaTThuY3BuVm5lQmc/edit has an activity where students can create a flower with 2y
KatherineBeckham each petal representing a letter of their name. This shows that each student is unique, thus again using EL strategy 15. #ucflae3414f17 2y
MadisonCarter Katherine, I really love this book and feel that it has an important place in the classroom, especially with all the "unique" names popping up today. It provides a great message to children to LOVE THEMSELVES and appreciate their differences, whatever they may be. ? 2y
DrSpalding Lovely image and wonderful peer comments for this wildly popular book. I really like the idea of sharing the book on the projector as well to encourage shared reading as an option. 2y
KarinaGuillen I loved this book! I remember always being embarrassed when teachers/students would say my last name wrong in elementary school. This book sends an important message of acceptance and loving yourself! 2y
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CaseyL
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This F, ALA notable book is perfect for RA with primary grades. Chrysanthemum is a young mouse who loves her name until she goes to school and the other children make fun of it. They say it is too long and they tease her because she is named after a flower. Chrysanthemum wants to change her name until, Mrs. twinkle, a beloved teacher shows support to her for her unique, beautiful name. This book is a great lesson about staying true to yourself.

CaseyL http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32395&eml=&affiliate_id=21181... this scholastic link is a great tool for discussion topics before and after RA to your students. UDL 3.1, activate background knowledge, can be used during the before section of the discussion to help students relate to Chrysanthemum's feelings. EL 14, simplifying/slowing speech, can be used during the RA to aid in comprehension. #UCFLAE3414F17 2y
DrSpalding This book is a classic by Henkes! Children and adults can't get enough of his mice characters. Excellent job aligning appropriate principles and strategies. A common read aloud during the first weeks of school. 2y
AndreaC I really enjoy the concept of this book, I think it‘s great to teach children to celebrate what makes them unique! 2y
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EvieBee
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I would have appreciated this book in elementary school! I have a unique, foreign first name that no one could ever pronounce during my school years. I always longed for a simple, stylish name like...Sandy! Being unique and original is beautiful! #kidlit #picturebook

Cinfhen Looks adorable 💕💕 2y
L_auren Loved this book!! 2y
Aswenson My kids love all those books. Owen, Wemberly Worried, Julius... 😊 2y
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lauren.lerner One of my absolute faves! 🙌🏻 2y
MaureenMc This is my fave Henkes! So glad you enjoyed it. 😊 We reread this often with my daughter. 😁 2y
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EvieBee @Cinfhen Thank you! ❤️❤️ 2y
EvieBee @L_auren @Aswenson @lauren.lerner @MaureenMc I think it‘s my favorite of his so far! I have been enjoying reading his collection. What should I read next?! 🤓 2y
MaureenMc @EvieBee Have you read Sheila Rae the Brave yet? 2y
EvieBee @MaureenMc I haven‘t! Just requested a copy from the library. Thank you so much! 🤗 (edited) 2y
lauren.lerner I love the Lilly books, they're very sweet. 2y
minkyb This was one of my daughter's best loved reads! 2y
EvieBee @lauren.lerner I read that for the first time last week. A favorite for sure! Can‘t believe I hadn‘t read it sooner! 2y
EvieBee @minkyb I can see why! It‘s gorgeous. ❤️ 2y
JaclynW We love this book! 2y
EvieBee @JaclynW It‘s wonderful! 2y
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JRQuintanilla
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This F book encourages children to embrace what we have, and to not let people bring us down. In the book, Chrysanthemum loves her name, until she starts school and the children begin to pick on her unique name. What happens next, is a great take-away message for everyone to appreciate. The following website provides a plethora of lesson plan options. https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/chrysanthemum-lesson-plans #ucflae3414sp17

DrSpalding Sammy is posing close to this book with a mouse on the front. Coincidence? I think not! 3y
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Mlegg
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Chrysanthemum is an animal fiction story about a sweet mouse who has an extraordinary name, but when she gets to school her peers are not so sure about her name. This story shows readers the importance of being unique and accepting everyone's differences. For some classroom resources to follow along with the book go to https://www.varsitytutors.com/englishteacher/chrysanthemum-lesson-plans
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AlanaA I think this would be a great beginning of the year book and I bet there are some awesome getting-to-know-you activities that go along with it! 3y
Rachelgoff This book is definitely great to read at the beginning of the year! It gives kids the courage to love themselves! Nice resource as well! 3y
DrSpalding I agree with each of the comments. This Kevin Henkes book is a wonderful read aloud in grades K through three. 3y
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NicoleMaltby
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Chrysanthemum is a realistic fiction picture book. The little girls parents think everything about her is perfect, especially her name. Chrysanthemum also thought it was perfect until she went to school and her classmates made fun of her name. Until one day one adult changes things.
http://www.cpalms.org/Public/PreviewResourceLesson/Preview/63231
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DrSpalding I like that you used CPalms! Super! 3y
RanaH Love your review of this book! Planning to read it in the future :) Every child thinks their life is perfect until adult life. 3y
Rachelgoff My RED teacher read us this book on our first class, and I loved it! It is a truly great book to read the first day/week of school, so students can know that being different is okay! 3y
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Alisoncavicchi
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This realistic fiction picture book won School Library Journal's Best book of the year, and for good reason. This little mouse can teach children about acceptance, kindness and confidence, while also addressing topics such as bullying and the importance of family. Scholastic provides a great "change your name" activity for students to further understand kindness & acceptance http://www.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=32395 #UCFLAE3414sp17

NicoleMaltby I really liked this book! You're certainly correct that this book can teach and be helpful to kids who are uncomfortable the first day. I also liked your link and think that is a great way to implement an activity in your classroom while reading this =) 3y
DrSpalding It's Fantasy due to the fact that mice are talking and wearing clothing. However, if you did not look at the pictures, the story is very realistic and one that children can relate to. 3y
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Joybishoptx
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One of my favorite children's books with #dressesoncovers too. I love how this book embraces the uniqueness that is each of us #readjanuary

LauraBeth ❤ed reading this to my daughter when she was little! 3y
Joybishoptx Me too. I've read it to my high school English classes before. I just love this little book 💕💕💕 3y
AmandaL I loved reading this to my kids too!💕 3y
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Joybishoptx @AmandaL it's awesome 3y
LauraKath This year I read this to my first graders and I have a student whose name is suuuuper long (Amatalrahman) most of the students can't pronounce it. You could tell she felt really bad about it but after we read this book. It was totally different. 3y
Joybishoptx @LauraKath awe I love that story 💕💕💕 3y
Gina His book Kittens First Full Moon was a fav of mine to read to my kids. Plus bonus he lives in my State. 3y
Joybishoptx @Gina I'll have to check that one out 3y
Gina @Joybishoptx my favorite bit of the book is that it is all black and white chalk drawings. He is so talented. 3y
Joybishoptx @Gina oh cool! Definitely going to find it. 3y
shanebeth I love reading this to my students at the beginning of the year! we plan a whole day of activities around it. 3y
mrp27 One of my favorites too! Love Henkes. 3y
minkyb Brings back good memories! 3y
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