Use this as an activity to pair with the story Chrysanthemum by Kevin Hankes or use it as a standalone activity.
Students examine the length of their own names as well as using addition to add their name with another student's name. The skill "making 10 to add" is utilized during the addition process.
This makes a great start of year activity because Chrysanthemum is a fabulous book for many other topics as well... Treating others kindly, loving yourself, being unique, etc!