After reading Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes, your students can make a Chrysanthemum stick puppet and discuss the problems that Chrysanthemum had while starting school! They can also discuss ways to help the negative situations in the story and see how being kind to one another makes everyone feel better!
St. Kevin's Kitchen ~ Glendalough, Wicklow, Ireland ~ is a nave-and-chancel church of the 12th century. It is named after St. Kevin, or Coemhghein in Irish, meaning "fair begotten" a descendant of one of the ruling families in Leinster. We were in Glendalough on a very wet and cold May afternoon. The area is beautiful in the rain, too.