This activity has two character education lessons using Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. There is a lesson plan to guide you through the activities.
Before reading Chrysanthemum, activate student's background knowledge with an activity using sentence strips.
Focusing on treating others the way you would like to be treated, students create a t-shirt message for Chrysanthemum. You can use the t-shirts as a bulletin board display to refer to throughout the year.