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    Kevin Henkes
    By Lori 2

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    I think I might start the year with Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. You could discuss friendship and how we should treat our friends kindly by not making fun of each other. You could do a bulletin board with little people cutouts for each of your class with their names on it. Have the children go home and look up the meanings of their names with their parents or share any special stories about their names. (One or two sentences).These could be written on index cards and placed bubble style on the board or could be used as writing practice on their special paper and posted. Henkes has several other books starring his little mice that would make nice read alouds for the rest of the month. Most deal with friendship, school, and siblings so they are very relevant to this age group.

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