Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pete the Cat Give Away

Deanna Jump has a new product for download that I love! It is literacy and math activities that go with the book Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin. You can purchase the book at amazon for $11.55 new or $6.43 used. You can download the song Pete the Cat from HarperCollins for free. You will love the song!! It is so cute! You can download Deanna's lessons for $4.00 from Teachers Pay Teachers. The lessons include a pattern for making Pete the Cat, text to self connections, story elements, sequencing, cut apart sentences, and math journal prompts. You will love the lesson ideas!! You can watch a video of the author singing the story on You Tube. The book and unit are definitely worth their cost!!



Deanna has given me a copy of her Pete the Cat unit to give away to 2 lucky teachers!! To enter the give away, go to Deanna's web site and search through all of her ideas. Find something you like and share a way to extend the idea through a comment to this post. Don't forget to leave your email in your post. Everyone who shares an idea will be entered in a random drawing. The contest will end at midnight on Sunday, September 26th. I will announce the winners on Monday, September 27th. Good luck!

11 comments:

Megan said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower- a K teacher in Kansas. :) Nice to meet you! I love your blog. Come visit sometime!

Leslie Ann said...

Wow! What a great website she has...I could spend hours looking through all her pictures for ideas. Thanks so much for sharing her website! It's now become a fav of mine :)

Christi, Frank and Katie said...

I like the water animal unit she did in May. The students did a great job of describing the animals. One way to extend would be to go to the beach and see if the students could see any of the animals or an aquarium.

Tracy said...

I like her mental images idea!! So cute!!
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vannapk1 said...

I LOVE this book and song, thank you so much for sharing! It's a great new take on the classic Scat the Cat. I visited Deanna's site and my extension suggestion is to make a haunted house out of graham crackers and other goodies for the Halloween party. Everybody always does gingerbread houses for Christmas but nobody ever does Haunted Houses :)
Vlevin @ pre-kpages.com

Mrs. Kimbrell said...

I love Deanna's website! What a great tool to add to our teaching "toolboxes." I love her apple trees in September. It would be great to combine that with a 5 senses lesson with 3 different types/colors of apples! That could be your culminating activity! :)
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thekimbrells4@charter.net

HMullinax said...

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I like Mrs. Jump's mental images lesson located in her Reader's Workshop.

She read the My neigbor's dog is purple. She had the students draw their mental image without hearing the last two lines. Then she had them draw it again after hearing them. They put them side by side and compared them.

I would extend this lesson by putting the pictures on a voicethread(www.voicethread.com) and allow them to make comments on each others mental image. This would allow them to understand that like our schema our mental images are different their ours and they come from our experiences and our background.

Latte Mama said...

I also love Mrs. Jump's website! I have a worksheet similar to this, how much more fun is to see it in a large format for whole group activities. It would also be great to reinforce shapes, how many rectangle, circles, squares do you see?

Thanks for sharing. Lattemamalibby@gmail.com

Jacy said...

Hey! I love your blog! Pete the Cat is the most awesome book ever! My kids want to listen to it daily!! I'd love to win!! Mrs. Jump's website is amazing! The pictures really make me want to use the same ideas in my classroom! I have already used her idea on "The Wheels on the Bus" in the August folder! The kids loved making their own bus!!

Lisa said...

Love both of your sites :) I also did the phonemic awareness Wheels on the Bus book shown on Deanna's site. It's one of my favorite Sept. ideas. The kids make buses TLC style (using rectangles for the bus and wheels and squares for the windows). When we made the book pages, their buses went on the top half of a 9X12 construction paper. They added details to their buses and we wrote their bus numbers on their buses. We glued the song at the bottom and added a die cut first letter on the left (J for Jaclyn). I added more words on our song book: "The wheels on ______'s bus go _umpity __jump, _umpity __jump, _umpity __jump. The wheels on ______'s bus go _umpity __jump all the way to school." Each child wrote their name twice in the song (see words above), and wrote all the lowercase letters in blanks by the umpity ump part so Jaclyn's bus would go jumpity jump. We laminated the pages and hole punched them and then put them in a plastic binder. This book is a favorite for them to read since they can memorize it and later in the year, they will be able to read all of the words. I love the letter sound play as it really helps them to connect sounds to letters and associate sounds with their friends' names.

Mrs. Larremore said...

Thanks so much to all of you for participating in the giveaway. Deanna has so graciously allowed me to send Pete the Cat to all of you!! Congratulations!! If you did not leave your email in your post, please email me and let me know what it is. Thanks!