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Chrysanthemum

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Each book is complemented with printable mouse activities and crafts  and related educational materials and lesson plans.
Basic materials needed for the activities:  printer for printable crafts, paper and/or construction paper, glue stick, crayons / markers / paints, paint brushes, scissors, construction paper.


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Book:  Chrysanthemum - Author:  Kevin Henkes  Ages 4-8 

A great book to prepare children for their first day of school, learn to write their very special name.  This book also celebrates the contributions of an important community helper:  the teacher. 
  • These activities help children learn to write their name and also to appreciate that all names are very special.
  • After reading and discussing the book, the children can assemble a printable mouse craft or decorate and cut-out a mouse coloring page image to make a puppet.  Children will give their mouse a special name.  Write the special name on the back of the craft or coloring page puppet.
  • Chrysanthemum is the name of a beautiful flower. It is the birthday flower for the month of November.  View real images and information about this flower. Print this coloring page and practice tracing November.  Idea:  Discover your children's special birthday flower and practice learning the months of the year.

Themes > Community Helpers > Teacher Activities
Chrysanthemum has a very inspiring teacher.  Celebrate the contributions of the teacher to the community with related activities.

Other Kevin Henkes mouse favorites:  Owen, Chester's Way (Friendship)

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