Sunday, September 13, 2015

Retelling with Pete the Cat (and a Pete freebie!)

To all of my fellow school teacher peeps - Way to go on making it through the start of the year!  I am in my 12th year of teaching and I always forget how hard it is to get the year going and get into routine.

One of our first week lessons is about retelling a story - which is one of the three ways to read a book in Daily 5.  One of the ways to help littles on the third day of school understand this way to read is with our favorite feline - PETE!

We listen to the story of Pete the Cat - I Love my White Shoes and retell with my felt Pete the Cats pieces.




Then we used these buckets to walk through and kinesthetically retell the story. Students walked in a circle and stepped in each bucket then out of the bucket and onto the colored shoe.  Before students completed this activity I acted it out and changed my shoes with each bucket.



If you want the printables for this, click here.

After my littles understood retelling the story, they worked as a table to make a poster of each of the items Pete stepped in.  I love seeing my cuties work hard together, especially on the third day of school!


 



I also found this awesome Pete retelling activity but could not, for the life of me, print it off.  If you figure it out, please let me know.

http://www.teachwithme.com/downloads/item/4535-pete-the-cat-activities

Blessings to you this year!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Erica,

    I just tried the link to the "Teach with Me" website....you have to sign up for an account, verify the account from a link in the email that they send you, then go back to the website and you can download the freebies.

    Karyn

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