|Pete the Cat saved Christmas.|
Before heading off for Christmas break, we had just enough time to finish up our Pete the Cat unit and making these cute Pete the Cats in stocking hats! I do not have much time with my students (30 minutes per day) so I speed things up by having all the pieces cut out and ready to go. All students need to do is follow directions putting him together and glue him down. I like to do some fun things with my students, but my focus must remain on authentic reading and writing activities.
If you missed the other Pete the Cat posts just click here to read them too!
We have been working hard on comprehension with an author study with the Pete the Cat books. My kinders were really picking up on the language and themes that Eric Litwin uses in his books. When they hear the same language being used across different books depicting his style their hands shoot up and they just can't wait to tell me what they are noticing!
Another activity that the students did was practice a retelling of the story and to do a line up of their writing. After we went through what happened in the story, the students each decided what they each would write. When they were completed they put themselves in order that the story happened.
|Santa was sick.|
|He called Pete the Cat.|
|He crossed names off.|
I'm kind of sad that our Pete the Cat unit is over. We have learned a lot of lessons from this laid back cat! I hope you have enjoyed going on this journey of learning with us. :)
I want to wish each and every one of you a blessed Christmas spent with your families and friends!!