Sunday, November 18, 2012

Pete the Cat Popup Book and Shoe Graph

class made pop up book

We all love Pete the Cat, right??  I know I do and my students adore him!  Just something about that easy going cat that they seem to relate to and enjoy.  We did Pete the Cat last year too.  If you want to see those activities, just click here to see them.

This year, we read Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes, sang his song (many times), and created a shoe graph.

shoe graph

Since I see more than one class a day, this chart was a major source of excitement.  Each class wanted to check out the chart as soon as they came in to see how it had changed since other classes had added their information.  The kids predicted that black would be the winner and turns out they were right!

Then we created our pop-up book.  Popup books are great because they are easy to make and since they are different than a regular book, they create a lot interest!


class made book
class made book

The pop-up books were made by my kindergartners.  They sang their color songs to help them remember how to spell the color words.

Then the first graders made their class book.  For this one, students had to decide what they would step in that would be the same color that they wanted their shoe to be.  I gave them the words stepped and shoes and they remembered their color songs from kindergarten to help them spell those words.  

class made book

class made book
I stepped in cotton candy.
class made book
I stepped in paint.


I honestly can't wait to get to the other Pete the Cat books!  We will be comparing them and doing some more fun activities to go with them too!

10 comments:

  1. My kids love all things Pete as well. I saw recently that Pete's coming out with small leveled books soon. I'm excited to buy some of those.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. So cute! Thank you for sharing. :)

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  3. Thank you for the ideas. I just bought my first Pete book a couple of weeks ago and wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Where did you get your shoe pattern? How do you make a pop up book and how pages do the kids put in their book?

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  4. Hi Lori,
    Super cute idea! I was just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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  5. Oh, that sounds like fun, Tammy! Can't wait to see those little Pete books!

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  6. Thanks so much, Erica! Pete is so enjoyable!

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  7. Lee Ann, I just searched on Microsoft Word to find the shoe. There are a lot of Pete the Cat activities on Pinterest too. For the pop up book, I just folded a piece of construction paper and cut two slits perpendicular to the fold. Then when you unfold the paper, you pop the inside part where you cut to "pop out". Google it and there will be pictures that will make it easier to visualize. Sometimes I glue the pages together, this time I just stapled them and added a cover over it. Good luck and have fun with Pete!

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  8. Oh, Shawna, thank you so much for coming by to wish me happy Thanksgiving! I really appreciate that and wish you a blessed Thanksgiving as well!!

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  9. Thanks for coming by Barbara and for the pin! I appreciate that! :)

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