This power point will give you ideas for how to use the book to develop a variety of math concepts. It hits all the foundations we want to consider: Pattern, Sorting, Problem Solving, Number, Measurement. Primary Ideas for Chrysanthemum
I sorted all the names in the book 2 different ways:
Students trying to sort names from the book according to number of letters.
Comparing the length of your name to Chrysanthemum.
A student solution. He matched blocks to the letters and got rid of the strips.
Interesting she found her name inside. What would she do if all the letters of her name were not there?
Love to see this kind of strategy. A student solution to show other students.