Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My Four Groovy Buttons

It came!
Yesterday, I came home from my school's Open House well after 8:30pm to find my new Pete book waiting for me.
My poor husband had to listen to it not once, but twice!
Luckily, he liked it too. He even chuckled at the ending.
You just can't help but love Pete.

So, I had to put those eggs on hold again {What's another day?} and have some fun with my blue, four-legged feline.

Rhonda Baldacchino of the blog Classroom Fun has created a great little graph, reading response, and craft to go along with the book. You can get it from TPT by clicking {here.} 

My students love to collect data and complete graphs so this was a big hit.

First, I began by reading the new book. The littles loved it!
We also listened to it from the Harper Collins website. {Click Here}
Then, I read the other two stories (as a review AND because I have a new student who hadn't had a chance to hear me read them aloud yet.)

After the stories, I had the students come to me one by one (because this group is easily swayed by their peers) and quietly tell me which book was their favorite.

I revealed the results and we completed our graph.

Then, we completed a response to the story.
Their responses were pretty cute.
"Pete the cat buttons fall off his shirt. Then, he don't have a problem. Then, he don't cry."

Last, we made our Pete craft. Lots of paper pieces, scissors, and glue, Oh My! 

Hooray for Pete!

Now back to those eggs...


  1. Those are oh so cute! I love them!

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  2. Hi Andi,
    I just found your blog and I saw my Pete the Cats. I was so excited, they look fantastic. My book hasn't arrived yet so I am eagerly waiting so I can do the activities with my little ones.
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  3. Oh I'm so jealous! My new Pete the Cat book hasn't arrived yet! I also ordered a stuffed Pete for my classroom and my kiddos are going to be so surprised and excited! Thanks for sharing pictures of your Pete activities! :)


  4. My book arrived yesterday, too! It's so very very cute. Thanks for sharing all your ideas :))

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  5. I'm so going to do this, thanks for sharing....are you sharing your graph and other paper? I would love to have a copy of it. My daughter is getting the book as a reward so I can't wait for her to earn it so we can go get it :-) thanks again for a cute idea.

  6. Really Cute! So glad to see Pete is back in blogland! I plan on getting the new book soon!

  7. I was so excited, they look fantastic.I like the way your explanation.Its really to good.
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  8. Did you make the Pete the cat templates that your kids were using. I love them. May I ask if you are sharing or selling those cute adorable, I can't wait to get my hands on Petes. Thanks Diedra

  9. Are you sharing your template for the cat. My special needs kids would love it.

  10. Any idea where I can find the worksheets/templates? I can't find it on TPT anymore.. :( Would love to do this with my kinders! :) Thank you!