1-2-3 Come Do Some Pete The Cat Activities With Me
Are your kiddos crazy over a blue cat named Pete? Mine are; and one of their favorite stories is “I Love My White Shoes”.
With that in mind, I designed a variety of Pete-themed activities to practice an assortment of standards. I'm featuring 2 of them on the blog today.
First up is a whopping 125-page jumbo literacy packet which I just finished this morning! Woo hoo. Thrilled to be done is an understatement!
It's chock full of a huge assortment of activities for you to choose from.
The packet includes:
* A variety of Worksheets
* Writing prompts plus a class-made booklet
* “Sentence writing” activities, which practice beginning capitalization and end punctuation, along with . . .
* Graphic organizers, plus 2 graphing activities, as well as . . .
* Helpful Literacy Posters to introduce and explain things.
All of my literacy packets include at least one, quick, easy and fun craftivity.
Completed projects make a really cute bulletin board or hallway display.
* The “Let’s Text!” activities are for “Making Connections“: (text to self, text to text, text to world).
I've included BW patterns for your students to fill in, as well as matching colorful posters to use to help explain things. There are also . . .
* “Cat Comprehension” activities that include a cute "Popsicle Stick Pete Puppet", which children make & manipulate to answer "Yes!" and "No!" questions about the story (28-question sheet included).
* Lots of super-fun “Word Work” and vocabulary-building activities, games, worksheets, and a word booklet, as well as 50+ word cards for all of the words in the story, most of them are Dolch sight words!
"I Love My White Shoes" is perfect for teaching "Cause & Effect" so I've included...
Cause & Effect activities with black and white worksheets for students, a full color version to use as a whole group, plus an answer key.
* There are Activities comparing “I Love My White Shoes” with “Rockin’ In My School Shoes” plus more
* Comparison-Contrast activities with Venn diagrams.
* Another literacy standard is . . .”Sequencing the events of the story”, so I designed a variety of worksheets, including an ordinal number booklet along with a set of colorful pocket chart cards.
I’ve tried very hard to include a variety of materials suitable for PK-2nd, so you can diversify for the various skill levels of your students; helping the strugglers, while challenging others.
Simply choose which activities are appropriate for your students, then “print & go!” For PK kiddos do the activities as a whole group.
Use the packet for morning work, table top lessons, centers, early finishers, homework or a sub tub.
As a back to school special, this packet is on sale for just $8. That's $3 off. If you'd like to purchase it, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org as the packet is not available in my TpT shop. (Just click this LINK and my e-mail request will pop up.)
Finally, Pete's "I Love My White Shoes" is also great for teaching and practicing "how to sequence and retell a story", since this packet was already huge, I decided to make the Pete's Story Telling Slider a separate item. This too, is not available in my TpT shop. If you'd like to purchase it for $2.50 click the LINK to let me know.
There are several slider options:
* Check comprehension by having older students color, cut and glue the pictures in the correct sequential order on their slider.
* For PK kiddos the picture "cards" are in the correct order, or skip the cutting and gluing steps and have little ones simply color the slider with the pictures already on the strip.
Besides the water graphic option, there's also a slider with a picture of bucket.
I’ve also included a full-color copy so that you can quickly and easily make a teacher’s sample to share with your students, helping to explain what you want them to do.
As children pull on the end of the “slider” the various pictures go through Pete’s “neck window”, so that students can take turns retelling the story to a partner or reading buddy, then take Pete home to share with their family, once again practicing these standards.
I’ve also included a color as well as BW “Here’s What Happened…” writing prompt worksheet, as another way to check comprehension, plus practice sequential writing.
This one's sure to become a keepsake as I’ve included a heart pattern that says: “This is the hand you used to hold when I was only _______ years old.”
Children write in their age, trim and glue it to their hand print paper, which says: “We read ‘I Love My White Shoes.’ Please ask me to tell you the story.”
The head is glued to the top of their (traced then cut out) blue hand, with their thumb being the "tail".
The colorful shoes glued to the cat's "legs" (their fingers), will help them sequence the story in the correct order.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's another rainy morning, but I'm glad for the respite from the super-hot and humid days all week long. Wishing you a refreshing day.
"When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles."