Stop to discuss these questions. As a whole group we tally the number of vowels in our names and make a class graph,How Many Vowels are in Our Names? I laminate these and they are hung up for the entire year; it is also where I hang their art projects up so they always know where their work is and so do any parents who visit. At the end, needless to say, she's in bad shape. I ask them to spell it for me which I also use as a quick assessment. It was a big hit.
Elisa Allen is a dynamic and round character. For math, I graphed the numbers of letters in each child's name. Also, to make sure I give each child the right bag, I code them with numbers that match their name. The students enjoy this activity and learn a lot from it in math and language arts. Still, he is an adequate businessman who runs his ranch successfully and provides a comfortable life for his wife. Their last name goes on the back.
She did not think her name was absolutely perfect. Then, we graph how many letters are in our names. You can also print pictures from the Internet. The children then put the nametags on and those were the names we went by for the rest of the day. With each different person, a different image appears as they read this story. This is a literacy packet that accompanies the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. They have to see how much their name is valued at.
He explores creative, sexual and feminine repression that are all felt poignantly by his main character Elisa Allen. After reading the story Chrysanthemum with my class, I always start a discussion about our names and what our names mean to us. Through heavy yet artful symbolism, an author can make something seemingly confusing or insignificant; manifest itself into a hugely relevant detail. This is also a great opportunity for additional vocabulary learning. You can type in their name and delete or cut off the extra tiles. When a person realizes that they have been living a boring life they start to feel dissatisfied with what they have accomplished.
The main character is influenced. Then, we had the students spell their name out of different materials and write a little note about their name below it. Teacher will elicit from students questions to ask before reading the text. Humans, just as flowers, can not fully live without sunlight, they can not develop without nourishment, and most of all, they can not flourish if life is constantly beating them down. What a fun way to practice recognizing, writing and spelling your name. After we this, I have them count how many letters are in their name. If the class is large, we do two names per day.
She is soon replaced by the really thing in a variety of colors from Wal-Mart. While her husband works on the ranch, Elisa tends to her chrysanthemum garden daily. Then we count how many letters are in each studnets' name and make a graph. First, the chrysanthemums symbolize Elisa's children. It tricks the readers to think the story will be about life and creation, but that thought becomes obsolete.
Explain that everyone's name is different and special to them and their family. Elisa lives in the Salinas Valley which is isolated from the rest of the world by mountains and a high dense winter fog. It's a great ice breaker. We compare longest, shortest, same, how much more, how much less, and I introduce even and odd to my first graders. Elisa wanted to venture out and see the world. Both the setting and overall mood of the characters, support the comparison of Emily to her Chrysanthemums.
She lives with her husband Henry in a nice little farmhouse. Kevin Henkes Author Study - lessons, ideas, printables - Wimberly Worried All Content contained of the pages within this website is copyright Teaching Heart 1999-2005 by Colleen Gallagher, all rights reserved. We choose a color and color each person's name in to make it colorful. What a great way to integrate math and literature. Could transition to making a bar graph! Student nametags are taped onto their desk.
I always share this story during the first few weeks of school. A Potential for Equality Humans, just as flowers, cannot fully live without sunlight. Paula we do a name glyph after reading Chrysanthemum, too. Then we see who has the most letters, least letters, etc. While working on the ranches and with the migrant workers he noticed firsthand how hard life can be. One book we read is Chrysanthemum. We count how many letters are in her name, and make a stack of 13 unifix cues.
Students will choose one member of each group to share how Chrysanthemum felt during their portion of the story. We graphed them on the magnetic board - smallest to largest name. In this lesson, students will examine character development by analyzing the events of the book Chrysanthemum 460L. The students then mix up their letter cards and give it to friend to unscramble, we continue this a few times. She may be a strong woman, but she is not strong enough to rise against society. The book Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes, is full of wonderful opportunities for learning and we had fun making up some wonderful Chrysanthemum activities. The book Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes, is full of wonderful opportunities for learning and we had fun making up some wonderful Chrysanthemum activities.