Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pete the Cat FREEBIE

I L.O.V.E. Pete the Cat! My firsties drool when I mention his name! My grandkids can't get enough. It's the only book they want me to read. If you haven't read a Pete the Cat book, you really need too. They are by Eric Litwin with darling illustrations by James Dean. If you click on each picture, it will link you to where you can learn more.

Each book has it's own catchy rhyme and you'll find yourself singing it over and over through out the day. You can even download the song for each book. They also teach a great lesson which my 4 year old grandson repeats to himself when he's about to cry. "Did Pete cry? GOODNESS, NO! It's all good." I love it when kids connect to a book.
I use the first book 'I Love My White Shoes', when I teach colors. Diane and Kelly over on Made for 1st Grade have a cute class book you can make for FREE. Mrs. Jump has a darling art project to go along with it over on her blog. I think she has a whole unit but I couldn't find it. Check it out HERE.

My kiddos LOVE to watch the YouTube video. This is the author and the illustrator entertaining some kids with their book. My kids LOVE it!
The 2nd book, 'Rocking in My School Shoes' is great for the beginning of the year where you can find all the places in the school. Also that SCHOOL IS COOL! I think I saw something to go along with this on the web some where but can't find it now. Does that ever happen to any of you? All the time here.
The newest one,' Four Groovy Buttons' is great for teaching subtraction. I put together a little FREEBIE for it. This is how I'm going to introduce/review subtraction this year. I generally do it with cookies but I think the kids will really connect to Pete and his buttons. I love story mats. You can read another post about them HERE. So I made a story mat to go along with it. The kids have buttons and practice telling stories with the buttons. There is even a math station activity.

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Nikki over on Melonheadz did the darling graphics!
I'd love to hear your ideas and how you use Pete the Cat in your room.
I hope everyone has a terrific day. Remember: "Did Pete cry? GOODNESS NO! Buttons come and buttons go. It's all good!"


Lisa R. said...

I love Pete the Cat!! Thanks for the freebie! :)
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Tammy said...

So cute Love Pete! Thanks for the freebie.

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mcoop1125 said...

I picked up all three Pete the Cat books on Amazon this summer and am collecting ideas for these fun books. Thanks for the freebie to add to the mix!

Sarah Paul said...

Thank you! This is so cute! I have to confess, I have yet to integrate Pete into my curriculum. I've been meaning to especially since there are so many cute Pete related activities out there. Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies has an awesome pack too! You should definitely check it out! :) I can't wait to use your freebie. Thanks again!
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Jackie said...

Want to add Pete the Cat ideas into my curriculum this year, so these will be so awesome. Thank you so much! I'm really having a hard time trying to get back into the school routine. Thanks again, Jackie

Catherine said...

Thank you for the freebie! My firsties L.O.V.E.D. Pete the Cat last year and I'm excited to use his books this next year. Thank you for all your hard work!
Catherine :)

Tammy said...

We love Pete in my room. We even have a stuffed version of him. :)
❀ Tammy
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Sandi said...

Pete is a favourite in my class. And I love his attitude.

I made up a Pete freebie that goes perfectly with your Pete math - pocket chart buttons

thanks for your freebie - and I am your newest follower

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Barbara said...

This is great, Sheree! I love it. Thanks very much.
BTW, have you ordered the Xmas book? I have...though not sure when it will arrive:)

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Jan said...

Pete the Cat has been a class favorite for a few years now. I know my next group of Firsties will love the game. Thanks for sharing:-)