Monday, September 1, 2014

Pete the Cat! + FREEBIES!

I absolutely LOVE Pete the Cat!! This week was one of my favorite weeks because we did so many fun activities with the adorable story, 'Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes'.

If you have not read this story, I highly recommend it! Year after year this has been my kiddos favorite story! 'Pete the Cat, I Love My White Shoes' is a great story for predicting and retelling the story.

This week, we did lots of different activities in math and literacy about Pete the Cat. We also learned all about the number 2 and the sight word 'the'. We were very excited that our sight word 'the' was in the title of the book, 'Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes'.
Here is a look at all we did this week in my class and some FREEBIES too!

Monday
This week in math we focused on the number 2. We practiced tracing and writing the number 2 and then finding the number 2.

Next, we rainbow wrote the number 2 and made/glued the number 2 out of cheerios! YUM!!

Our sight word focus of the week was 'the'. We practiced tracing the word and writing it on our own. It is always more fun with markers!
Grab this tracing page HERE for FREE!

I read 'Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes'. I think I read it 3 times on this day! My kiddos just could not get enough! Pete the Cat joined us for the fun today and we practiced retelling the story using the different colored shoes from the story. I had my students tell me which color I needed to switch the shoes as we retold the story. Then, I passed out the shoes and had my students come up to Pete and switch his shoes the color that came next in the story. It was such a fun and interactive retelling activity. We had Pete hang out with us for the rest of the week :)
   

   


Tuesday
Today we focused more on the number 2. We practiced making groups of 2 with our colored tiles.

Then we found and colored groups of 2.

I reread the story, 'Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes'. I think the kiddos read the story more on their own than I did today! They remembered so much of it and almost word to word of the story! I had them help me make an anchor chart that retold the story of Pete the Cat. After we made the anchor chart, I had my students retell the story to a friend and vice versa.

We had some fun with our sight word 'the'. We made the word 'the' with fruit loops! YUMMM!!!! By the way, this is the BEST classroom air freshener!! You could literally smell my classroom way down the hallway!



We read our sight word of the week for the second day on our pocket chart. Today we highlighted our sight word 'the'.

Wednesday
Today we focused on showing the number 2 in a ten frame. We used Pete the Cat's shoes to help us fill 2 in the ten frame. We actually retold the story of 'Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes' and would show 2 shoes of the correct color in the ten frame as we retold the story.
   

   

Then, we filled in a ten frame to show 2 using Pete's shoes of course! We also practiced tracing and writing the number 2. We colored the shoes our favorite color from the story.


We practiced reading in math with my Interactive Number 2 Mini Reader. This mini reader is hands-on and has students reading short sentences while also gluing the correct number of pictures on the page! What is even better is that this Mini Reader is for FREE!!


Click HERE to grab this Number 2 Mini Reader for FREE!

It was finally time to retell the story on our very own! I had my students color the shoe each color that was in the story. Then, they cut and glued them in the correct order from the story.

You can get this activity for FREE!! Email me if you would like this retelling activity.

We had more fun practice with our sight word 'the'. We did tracing, writing, and rainbow writing. We really started to noticed today how much we see this word everywhere!

Thursday
We had a blast learning about the number 2 on a number line. I let each student make 2 hops on the number line on their way back to their seat.


Then the practiced showing 2 on a number line by making hops. They also practice tracing and writing the number 2.

We read and completed a different Interactive Number 2 Mini Reader today. 




And... this Interactive Number 2 Mini Reader is for FREE too! Click HERE to grab this mini reader.

We got to make Pete the Cat today! They turned out adorable! 
 



You can grab the templates to make these cute Pete The Cats HERE

Friday
Each day this week, we filled in a part of our Number 2 Board. Today we completed our Number 2 Board.

We showed all that we know about the number 2.

We celebrated our new learning by making a Number 2 Hat! We rainbow wrote the number 2, colored only 2 stars, made 2 hops on a number line, cut and glued pictures that only showed 2 (we threw away the ones that didn't), and we traced the number 2 and number word two. These hats were a blast! The students were able to complete and assemble the hat on their own. The only part I did for them was staple the bands together!








I gave each student a letter from our sight word 'the'. When I said "GO!", my students stood up and walked around to try to find other friends who had the other 2 letters they needed to spell the word 'the'. When they found those people, they stood together to show the sight word.


We talked about which shoe color from the story 'Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes' was our favorite. Each student came up to the chart and wrote their favorite color.

Then, I did a directed drawing of Pete the Cat and they completed a sentence unscramble of their favorite color shoe from the story. I think I am going to see LOTS of Pete the Cats for awhile! My kiddos were so excited that they knew how to draw him :)

These Pete the Cat sentence unscrambles are for FREE! You can grab them HERE!

We circled our sight word 'the' in our sight word mini reader and read the book by ourselves and to a friend! I love how proud they were of themselves! I sure am proud too! (I forgot to take pictures of other activities we did with our mini reader throughout the week). I will make sure to do that with our new mini reader next week!
   



What a fun week! I hope you can find some of these activities and FREEBIES helpful for your classroom! 

A lot of activities you saw above came from some of my products in my TPT Store. You can click on the pictures below to grab these activities.





Here is one of the many FREEBIES from this week in case you missed it above. Click on the picture to grab it.

I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing 3 day weekend! You all deserved it!! :) Have a great week!

34 comments:

  1. Hi Jamie!
    Wow! What a great week you had! I love your activities and the pictures. I would like a copy of the sequency activity you have posted. Also, what program do you use for the dotted names for kids to practice? Do you have it for sale? Thanks so much! I just purchased the number boards and starting to make them for my class! Great ideas!
    Maryann
    brennemm@carlisleschools.org

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    1. Hi Maryann! Thank you so so much! It really means so much to me! I just emailed you all the information about the fonts that I use and I sent you the Pete the Cat Retelling Activity. I hope you and your students have fun with it! I am so glad to hear that you are going to use the number boards for your class. I hope you had fun making them! They are my absolute favorite when teaching numbers. You will have them for years and they are great to display in your classroom year round! Have a wonderful week! :)

      Jaime

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  2. THANK YOU!!! I was just writing my lesson plans and Pete is part of them this week and next. Would you please email me any additional helpful things you used. Your number boards and number boards are in my cart, just waiting for pay day to purchase them. Thanks for all the photos and ideas!! I love your hands on activities! jhauguel65@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Joelle! Thank you for your kind words! I just sent you an email with the Pete the Cat Retelling Activity. I am so happy that this will work with your plans this week! Have so much fun with it! Thank you again! :)

      Jaime

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  3. I recently found your blog and fell in love with all your ideas. I have been buying from your store ever since. I just can't get enough. I also wonder what program you use for your dotted names and sight words too. If you do decided to have it for sale can you make it editable. I would also like a opy of your pete the cat seqeuence. Thanks so much. J27campos@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi! Wow! Thank you sooo sooo much! You are so sweet and kind! I am so happy that you have found my ideas helpful for your classroom! I just sent you an email with the Pete the Cat Retelling Activity and information about those fonts I use. Thank you again! Means so much to me! Have a wonderful week! :)

      Jaime

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  4. Thank you for all the freebies. I was wondering if I could have a copy of your Pete the Cat sequencing activity. I actually bought the book recently and can't wait to read it. vrcenteno@gmail.com

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for checking out my blog! I just sent you an email with the Pete the Cat Retelling Activity. I hope you and your students enjoy it! Thank you again! Have a wonderful school year! :)

      Jaime

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  5. I just recently found your blog and love your ideas! I would love a copy of the student sequencing activity for Pete the Cat. I am using this book in my plans for this week. Thanks! cshawker@comcast.net

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for your kind and sweet words! It really means a lot! I wanted to let you know that I just emailed you the Pete the Cat sequencing activity. I hope you and your students enjoy it! Have a wonderful week and thank you again for reading my blog!

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  6. I would like the student sequencing please! We love Pete the Cat.. Do you sell your number hats? I work with MD students and they would love the hats and the rest of the number books like the Freebie mini unit 2.
    Thanks!
    bigblueexpress@aol.com

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for reading my blog and for your kind words! It really means a lot! I wanted to let you know that I just emailed you the Pete the Cat retelling activity. I hope you and your students enjoy it! I do sell my number hats and you are in luck because I have them for FREE this week in my TPT store. You can download them here:

      http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Hats-1-10-1410668

      Have a wonderful school year and thank you again for reading my blog!

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  7. Hi! These are great activities, can't wait to incorporate them into my Pete the Cat week. Would you mind emailing me the Pete the Cat retell activity? Thanks so much!
    Erin ecronen@monomoy.edu

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    1. Hi Erin! Thank you so much for reading my blog! I wanted to let you know that I just emailed you the retelling activity. Have a wonderful week! :)

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  8. Just came across this post. I'm so impressed with how well you stuck with your themes and skills throughout the week. I would love to get a copy of the Pete retelling activity if you have a chance!

    Thanks!
    Anne
    anne.peppers@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Anne! Thank you for your kind words and for checking out my blog! I wanted to let you know that I just emailed you the retelling activity. I hope you and your students enjoy it! Have a wonderful week! :)

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  9. I have fallen in love with your blog and have now put many of your TPT items on my wishlist! I would love the Pete the Cat retelling activity too!
    I just returned to teaching Kindergarten after 18 years of being a mom and substitute teacher! It's like being a first year teacher all over again! Overwhelming but so much fun! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful activities, products, and ideas!!

    Kind Regards,
    Ami
    downinga@mhusd.org

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    1. Hi Ami! Thank you so so so much! You just made my day! Thank you for your kind words and for checking out my blog! It means so much to me!
      Welcome back and to kindergarten!! I hope the beginning of the school year has been going well for you! I wanted to let you know that I emailed the retelling activity to you last night. I hope you and your students enjoy it! Thank you again and I hope you have a wonderful week! :)

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  10. A fellow kindergarten teacher told me about your blog and I have been reading through it for the last several days. I love all your ideas. Our curriculum map started with numbers 1 - 10 this year and reading your blog makes me wish I had begun with a number a week like you do. I will definitely do it that way next year. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas. I would love to have a copy of the Pete the Cat sequencing.

    Thank you,
    Lynn
    lesapp@cfl.rr.com

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    1. Hi Lynn! I can't even begin to say thank you enough for checking out my blog and taking so much time to look at it! I really really appreciate it! I wanted to let you know that I just emailed you the retelling activity. I hope you and your students enjoy it! I also hope you will be able to use these number ideas next year! :)
      Thank you again! Have a great week! :)

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  11. Jaime -- I LOVE your Pete the Cat retelling activity and I know my Kindergarten kiddos will too! Would you mind sending a copy my way? So glad I stumbled across your blog tonight -- Can't wait to check out all of your other great ideas!
    Thanks!
    Kaitlin
    kaitlin.vanpatten@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Kaitlin!! Thank you so much for checking out my blog! You are so sweet and kind! I wanted to let you know that I just emailed you the Pete the Cat retelling activity :) I hope you and your students enjoy it! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

      Jaime

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  12. Would love a copy of Pete the Cat sequencing activity! suellenhenry@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Suellen! I just sent you an email :)

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  13. Hi! I just came across your blog post from a link in the Kindergarten Works Pete the Cat freebies roundup. I was wondering if it would be possible to have a copy of your sequencing activity? I am a little late joining the Pete the Cat party, but I am getting my son into the beginning readers and am envisioning many fun activities with my class this coming school year. Thank you very much! kachinan@hotmail.com

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  14. Hi! Can I please get a copy of the retelling activity as well! My email is mfunky7@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  15. Hello!!! Your Pete The Cat Retelling Activity is awesome! May I have a copy too please? Do you have the little Pete the Cat's you used to make the anchor chart with? My email is aspearow@lcisd.org Thank you so much!

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    1. Hi Amanda! Thank your for your sweet words! I just sent you an email :) Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

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  16. Thanks for all the freebies. I am doing Pete the Cat with my kiddos. I would love to have a copy of your retelling freebie. Thanks so much. aglanzer@sllcs.org

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  17. Please can you send me the Pete the Cat retelling activity? Thank You So Much for all the FREEBIES!! (Sooooo appreciated!)
    mfclark@interact.ccsd.net

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  18. Hi! Thanks for sharing your awesome Pete the Cat activities and showing how you intergrated the book to teach sight words and math. I am going to use it the same way!! Would you please send me a copy of your Pete the Cat retelling activity and the anchor chart if possible. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas!!! sweetmarietoo@msn.com

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  19. Hi! Thanks for sharing your awesome Pete the Cat activities and showing how you intergrated the book to teach sight words and math. I am going to use it the same way!! Would you please send me a copy of your Pete the Cat retelling activity and the anchor chart if possible. Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas!!! sweetmarietoo@msn.com

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  20. hi wow I'm so impressed. I love your activities where can i get them please . your board number it so cool if there is a web site to buy them can i get it please and thank you.

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  21. These activities are so adorable! I would love a copy of the Pete the Cat retelling activity. Our popcorn word is "my" this next week so we are reading that book. :) sstowe@lasd.net

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