I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
I just found this and thought it went well with the Pete the Cat shoe tying club. Instead of using it as a "stepping into first grade" writing activity, you could have students make the craft and do some writing when they make the shoe tying club. Of course, it is super cute no matter how you want to use it!!