Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pete The Cat

We have both had so much fun this week with our kiddos reading {and rocking} to the Pete the Cat books by Eric Litwin.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you bloggers out there who introduced us to these fun little stories.  We LOVE them!!!CIMG2376

We began on Tuesday by reading Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes.  This story reinforced the color words that we have been working so hard on.  After reading {and rocking} to the story a few times we made our very own class book.  The funny thing about this book is that we created it WAY back and then we saw one that is nearly identical over on one of our favorite blogs {Finally In First}.  I guess great minds think alike!!!

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click {here} to download a copy

On Wednesday we read Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes.  Not only have we been doing lots of short a things the past two weeks, but our story for the week in our Houghton Mifflin Reading series was A Day at School.  So, this all fit together just perfectly!!!  After reading about all the things Pete the Cat did at school each day we made a list of all the places we go and what we do there.  Then all of our kiddos wrote their own story.  This book really inspired them to write, write, write!!!

Here’s a little peek at our final products . . .CIMG2377

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We had conferences yesterday and today so these writing projects made for a fun hallway display!!!  Thanks so much Mrs. Jump for the cute Pete the Cat art project idea.signature

14 comments:

  1. I LOOOOVES this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!! My kiddos love the books as well!

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  3. As always... adorable! I love that all of your creations can be used in my classroom the very next day! NO tweaking required... they are always just PERFECT!

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    Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us! You are AMAZING!!!

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    Debbie

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  4. How can I just email you? I'm not a teacher and ALL of this is difficult to follow.

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  5. When I go to download this awesome idea, it comes out missing the words. Am I doing something wrong? Great idea!

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  6. Hi! I absolutely love your Pete the Cat-school shoes hallway display. Would you mind sharing the student template with me? I can't wait to try Pete the Cat with my first graders in August!
    Thank you!

    Lindsey
    linze05@hotmail.com

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  7. We love Pete the Cat even in Kimdergarten! I would love a copy as well of the cat pattern that you have in your hallway if you are sharing. I SOOO appreciate it. My email address is pks0221@suddenlink.net
    Thanks,
    Pam

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  8. Wonderful ideas!! I am new to "Pete the Cat" and love your hallway display! My first graders would love this activity! Could you possibly email me the template for it? Also, do you make the patterns for the kids to use for the art project or do they just cut out the parts of Pete as best they can?

    Thanks so much!

    Megan (meganteach28@aol.com)

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  9. I would love more information about the Pete the Cat! I would love for my kinders to make their own Pete the Cat!! Please let me know how you had the kiddos make these cats! Thanks!
    Amy aewalz@gmail.com

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  10. Did you use a template for the art project? I really want to do this with my kiddos but I am unsure how to roll it out.

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  11. Thanks so much for the freebie! I LOVE Pete the cat!

    Kelly
    thirstyfirsties.blogspot.com

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  12. Hi! Love this craftivity! Is the writing yours or from Deanna Jump? If it is yours, is it something you would be willing to share? Thank you!

    Chelsea Perrin
    cperrin@responsiveed.com

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  13. Are you willing to share the template for this?
    Thank you,
    Rebekah
    rdsechrist@gmail.com

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  14. Thanks for the great Pete the Cat worksheet; this will work perfectly into storytelling I'll be doing this year. Love Pete the Cat!

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