Chyrsanthemum by Kevin Henkes Chrysanthemum loves her name until she goes to school and gets teased. Despite her parents encouragement, it takes Chrysanthemum's teacher Mrs. Twinkle to show everyone that Chrysanthemum is a great name.
Week of respect - Activity for Chrysanthemum. Every time someone says something mean to her, kids crumple up a smooth heart. Try to smooth it out at the end when they say nice things. Message: hard to smooth a wrinkled heart.