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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pete the Cat: Confession & Freebie

I have been meaning to share with all of you some of the things that I did and used for my time in Kindergarten. Below are the materials I uploaded to SCRIBD as a thank you for all of your support!!

Melonheadz Illustrating did all of the graphics for this. Thanks Nikki!! Please do not copy the graphics from this for use with other items - it is in violation of Nikki's copyright on these materials.

  

Confession: When everyone started raving about Pete the Cat I thought "what's the big deal? Its another story about a cat. Sounds like a Dr. Seuss wanna be to me." So I ignored Pete the Cat until last week. Then I read one page of the book and was sold.

I was making up my own "rocking in my school shoes" versus all the way home from the bookstore while my hubby was wondering why he married someone so crazy. Poor hubby! I was singing "I am riding home in my school shoes, I am riding home in my school shoes." Hubby was not impressed with my song.

Then when I got home my kids saw the Barnes and Noble bag and went cuckoo cuckoo - a normal reaction around here when new books are spotted. So we sat down to read the book only to figure out some of "my" song lyrics are in the book! All the boys loved it even the 8th grader!

The song can still be heard around my home "I am doing the dishes in my bare feet, I am doing the dishes in my bare feet." Poor hubby wants to know why it is so contagious and how not to catch it. I created a few things to go with the book. There are 2 pages for the student to draw themselves on the first day of school and then a color matching game.

I am trying our SCRIBD for the first time as these items can no longer be uploaded to TpT or TN. We will see how this works.  I am hoping to make a few more items when I have more time but that is not now.


I hope you enjoy!

I think I may need this little guy for my classroom. Isn't he cute? Wouldn't he look nice in my library?

I will be "reading my textbook in my pjs, reading my textbook in my pjs, reading my textbook in my pjs" today.

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6 Comments:

At August 12, 2012 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Vera said...

I LOVE Pete the Cat. My kids and I would have dance parties all the time as we read this book...because it's all good.

Vera
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At August 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM , Blogger Suzy Q said...

I was like you...didn't really 'get' Pete before, but now I love him!

PS: Scribd says you set this to private...

 
At August 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Erin Franklin said...

Thank you soooo much! I just ordered this book from Amazon about an hour ago and was searching for some activities! Great timing. I, too, was a Pete the Cat holdout until this week. Since my class theme is "Our Class Rocks" I thought this book would be so much fun!

Erin
First with Franklin

 
At August 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM , Blogger Jan said...

Pete the Cat has been a favorite in my first grade room for a few years now. He sits proudly on the shelf in my classroom library! Thanks for sharing:-)

 
At August 18, 2012 at 9:03 PM , Blogger Debbie said...

Yep! I know how you feel. I waited until this summer to finally check out Pete. I fell in love instantly and that's what started my First Grade Rocks theme.

 
At August 19, 2012 at 1:49 PM , Blogger Miss Trayers said...

I thought the same thing when I saw it everywhere. I may actually have to check the book out.

NotJustChild'sPlay

 

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