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.
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!
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.
|I stepped in cotton candy.|
|I stepped in paint.|