My students love the story “Chrysanthemum”
I think part of the reason is that they can identify with that little mouse.
At the beginning of the story, her parents explain why they named her Chrysanthemum
, so I thought it would be fun to send a note home
and ask parents why they chose their child’s name.
Parents fill out the worksheet
and their child colors
After everyone has shared their page, collate the contributions, add the cover and you have a very interesting class-made book
Run off the "inside" pages and give children a choice.
There are 7 girl-themed
pages, plus 7 for boys
I share Dr. Seuss’s story “Too Many Daves”
, then include those pages, along with the rose-quote poster
in our booklet as well.
We make several class books each month.
They are always a favorite in our classroom "book" basket
, and a big hit with parents at conferences
Adding a school photo
to each page makes things extra special.
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students enjoy their name booklet as much as mine.
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