This smartboard file contains lessons and activities to go along with the story Chrysanthemum. This is a favorite story for reading that first week or two back to school because it has so many great themes that apply to the beginning of the year: such as "what makes our names special?" and "friendship." The first slide talks about feelings and how the students might feel depending on what a classmate did or said. There are some slides that look at the number of letters and number of vowels in Chrysanthemums name as well as a class graph to make where students look at the # of letters in their own names. There are also some rhyming activities and ABC order with names!