It’s the 5th anniversary of my picture book about Shavuos, A Dozen Daisies for Raizy, and I’d like to learn from teachers and librarians what activities they’ve used with the book and how their kids have responded to it. If you have pix of art projects or the like, that’s even better!
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From experienced librarian Davida Levin, I received this reply:
“I love using the book every Shavuos with my K-2 library groups, and was delighted that several of the 1st and 2nd grade girls said that they also own the book.
“This year we talked about what the daisies meant to the recipient and decided that they meant, “I like you,” or “I care about you.” The second graders were able to say that the flowers were a reminder of Raizy’s invitation or offer of help. This year I gave the girls the attached pages [dittoes saying, ‘If I were Raizy, I’d give my flowers to ____, ____, and ____.’] to fill in during check out time–one even suggested that you could send them to Hashem, but another was sure that Hashem can make His own flowers.”
Other librarians shared that they make paper or fabric flowers as an art project to accompany a reading of the book. They particularly like that it ties in with math.
I also discovered this nice blog post by a preschool teacher about using Raizy in schools. http://www.ghachildhood.com/2013/05/getting-ready-for-shavuot-how-do-we.html