Chrysanthemum By Kevin Henkes
This is an ideal break-the-ice book for the first week of school. Not only does it get children thinking about and bonding with their own names and the names of everyone else in the class, but it is a fine vehicle for starting a discussion about treating classmates with tolerance, kindness, and compassion.
10 color and trace pages
5 pages identifying the one that is different 5 pages of counting
5 pages of matching
5 pages of sentences to trace and put in order 10 pages of scissor practice
Puppet patterns in B/W and color
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