We read the story Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes last week. The children loved it. It was about a little mouse named Chrysanthemum. She loved her name until she started school and the children all laughed at her because it was very long and the name of a flower. Chrysanthemum started to think her name wasn’t so good, after all. Then she met the Music teacher and things got better. It is a good story to begin talking about bullying. Well, we have been interviewing students in our class – one per day. We’ve been looking at names and identifying the letters in our names. So after reading this story we made a graph of how many letters each of us had in our name. Zephanie has the longest name. Leo, Mya and Lia have the shortest names.
Next, I think we will find out how many syllables we have in our names.