Wednesday, December 19, 2012

GROOVY Buttons!

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Groovy buttons, colorful buttons, big and small buttons!  Kids go crazy for buttons!

My four groovy buttons

We read Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons.  It is our 3rd Pete the Cat book that we have been reading, writing about, and filling in a comparison chart.  My other Pete the Cat links are here.  This link will take you to our Pete the Cat activities from last year.


Pete the Cat had green buttons.






After reading the book and filling out the chart, students got to choose their buttons and write about them.  Funny how something so little as  buttons can get them so excited!  

Pete the Cat has green buttons.


Pete the cat button activities
Pete has regular buttons.



I could not get anyone interested in using the word groovy to describe their buttons!!  I think the little guy above wanted to do just the opposite of groovy when he picked "regular" buttons!  Most liked describing their buttons with color words.

Here is our chart that we filled out.  I really like having lots of books by the same author so we can do author studies and compare the books.  When we read the first book and chart the language the author uses, the kids remember and just light up when they hear the same language being used in other books!  It is fun to see that light bulb switch on when they hear "Goodness no" in all the Pete books.  Teaching the theme of each book is important too.  We discuss what we should learn from Pete and if the lesson is the same in each book or different.



Pete the cat writing activities



We also read and wrote about Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes.  We are on a Pete the Cat roll!

Pete the Cat went to library.  He went to the school.  Pete the Cat went to the playground.

Next week, I will show case the work we did with the next Pete the Cat book!  I love the lesson he teaches:  It's all good!  Don't worry and don't cry!

4 comments:

  1. I still need to get my hands the 3rd and 4th Pete books. They are so good. The chart you made comparing all the books is great. I love the "interesting language" and "theme" sections. You do such a nice job of making comprehension authentic and important.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. Yes, you need those Pete books, Tammy! I like the interesting language and theme parts of the chart too. Thank you for always coming by with such great comments!

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