Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pete the Cat

Click on the title to go to the official Pete the Cat site. You can download the song free. There are some awesome resources as well.

My kiddos LOVED the Pete the Cat book I Love My White Shoes.  I made this file folder type retelling prop. to use with them.  I did find that it works much better when I used a large piece of construction paper instead of a file folder. The paper is folded not quite in half to create the folder.  The shoes are cut out before laminating. Then it is laminated open flat. Sides are taped with wide clear tape.  Details are added to shoes at the end. White, red, blue, brown and damp looking white paper is added to the formed pocket. As the story is told, remove each sheet of paper which changes to shoe color.

teacher gifts

 This is what is inside the "First-day" box.
Here are two COOL "first day" gifts I received from great students and their families this year! How generous and thoughtful! Great ideas too!

Open House

Here is my "giving Tree" from open house. Unfortunately, I did not remember to take pictures until most of the coconuts were already removed. I displayed it with the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book and a few monkeys.