Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pete and his Magic Sunglasses

My kids had so much fun retelling Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses. They did such a great job with creating their own dialogue and they loved wearing the blue sunglasses. I found the glasses we used at Party City. I found them in the section that is divided into party stuff that is sorted by individual color.



We also used the book to make text-to-text connections.

We are still working on describing characters based on their inside. 
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses is perfect for talking about feelings and emotions. My kids are really into using the word "frustrated" lately. We talked about all of the different emotions in the story and what might happen to make someone feel that way. We practiced making faces for each emotion and talking in a voice that would show we were feeling that emotion. We learned that illustrators can show us how characters feel through their drawings and pictures. 
We read a bunch of different books about feelings. Then we chose one particular emotion to write and draw about. Here is one example. We are not finished with her writing and drawings yet. 
You can find the clip art for retelling, the venn diagram words and pictures, the instructions for the craft, and the writing sheets here.  

12 comments:

Carolyn Kisloski said...

I love how you describe it as "describing the characters on their inside." That is so perfect for the kids to "get." Love this Pete the Cat idea!
Carolyn
Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

We Teach Like A Rockstar said...

I just wanted to say that I LOVE reading all your posts! You are an AMAZING teacher. I cannot get enough of the retelling/acting out the stories you create and share. THANKS! Amber ~ Kindergarten Rocks Blog

Mrs. Larremore said...

Thanks Amber. You just made my day :)

Heidi Butkus said...

I LOVE your blog, April! I think your activities and posts are just top notch! I am always pinning them and sharing them. You do such a great job! I am going to add your blog to my dlvr.it service so that it will automatically post to my Facebook Page as well. Great job, love it!
Heidi Butkus
www.heidisongs.com

Mrs. Larremore said...

Thanks so much Heidi!

Mrs. Larremore said...

I used Dreamlike Magic. I found them on Etsy. They did all the set up work.

Kelly Burlinski said...

I haven't seen Pete and his sunglasses! I LOVE Pete. I can't wait to read Pete and the first Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing.

Kelly
Myfabulousclass.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Hi! This is a great activity! Where did you get the pictures of the characters? I'd love to use them as well. Thanks! Heather

Mrs. Larremore said...

I got them from Scrappin Doodles. You can get them from the unit I made on TPT too.

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