Hello everyone! Kelly and Kim here from Kelly and Kim's
This is our first time blogging with all the other wonderful contributors to this blog. We are excited to be here and hope you enjoy our ideas.
We would like to share a little about ourselves. We are both kindergarten teachers that share a love of all things technology. We are always pushing ourselves to better our skills and we love the challenge!
We work very well together planning lessons and running our TpT business. It works because we have similar beliefs in what we do.
We love organization! We really should buy stock in Sterilite, haha!!
We love teaching the children new things and seeing that ah-ha moment as it happens! It really makes the teacher heart happy!
We believe in high expectations. All children can learn and all children should be given that opportunity to shine!
We have been having so much fun in our classes during our Colors All Around unit. We have been reading a lot of great books like The Day the Crayons Quit, The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big, Hungry Bear, Bear Sees Colors, and so many more!! However, our most favorite book is Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. We are sure you could all say the exact same thing. There is just something about that laid back cat that reminds us, "It's all good!"
First, we read the story aloud and afterwards we watch the video below. The children are so in love with Pete!! They ask us to play the video over and over and over again!! Of course, we are happy to!
(Funny it is labeled in Spanish, but it is the English version...who knows!)
After reading, the children got to make their very own Pete the Cat to take home. Can you say, "over the moon with excitement"? This describes the children to a "T"!! Their cats were singing in the class, the hall, and probably on the bus too!
Here a child is coloring her Pete the Cat pieces:
Next, they cut the pieces out:
Lastly, they put Pete together!
The Final Product!!
Our children have been working very hard to learn new sight words, including the color words. Here you can see a child reading sentences using the color words to match Pete's shoes.
We also put the book into our reading center so the children can enjoy reading Pete the Cat over and over again. We changed our listening center over from CDs to iPods and it has been the best thing ever. You can read about how we made the transition by visiting our blog here.
You can also check out a fun Pete the Cat food activity we like also.
We blogged all about it here.
We also have a fun freebie for you!
You can download your copy of the Pete the Cat pattern here!
We hope you and your children have as much fun as ours did!
We will see you next time, but hope you'll also come visit us regularly at