We read Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes. In this story, Chrysanthemum is made fun of by her classmates because her name is longer than theirs, and also the name of a flower. We discussed how her classmates are "bucket dippers," as well as how KG students would treat Chrysanthemum if she were in our class. This book was also the jumping off point for discussing our own names. We counted the letters in our names and created a class graph. We also counted the syllables in our names.