I was really looking forward to teaching a Pete the Cat unit. Pete books are fun and educational. We began the unit by reading "Pete the Cat: I love my white shoes" and focused on learning colors and story sequencing. Students enjoyed coloring Pete's shoes for the bulletin board. During circle time, we graphed the number of each color of shoes represented each day and discussed the results.
|Students are completing story sequencing for I love my white shoes.|
In the play area, I taped different colored pieces of felt to the carpet and I brought fuzzy socks of matching colors (purchased at the dollar store). Students pretended to step into the "piles" of things (blueberries, strawberries, mud, etc.) and quickly put the matching socks over their shoes, singing: I love my blue (depending on what they stepped in) shoes....."
For the send part of the unit, we focused on "Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons" Many activities for this book can be found on the Making Learning Fun website.