Back to School Activity Chrysanthemum | FREE Parent Involvement Resource

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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2 pages


Chrysanthemum Name Investigation

This back to school activity is a perfect companion for the picture book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. The theme of self-acceptance is a perfect fit to calm those first day nerves! This activity also gives the students an opportunity to dive right into online research and encourages parent involvement.

We complete the online research in class to introduce the procedures for responsible technology usage. The students then interview their parents at home for the remainder of the information.

I like to give my students a few days to complete their research and parent interviews. Afterwards, we share what we learned with the class! I have found it to be a great activity to promote self-acceptance, to get to know each other better, and to embrace your “story” that makes you YOU. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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