The second week of school is so much easier than the first! We has a really fun week with Pete the Cat and other"Kindergarten classic books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.
I absolutely love Pete the Cat and all of the cute videos and songs that go with each book. We started the week with reading, Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes. We used the colors chart in out classroom to help us write the different color words.
This was our first attempt at interactive writing! : ) Next each child created their own cat and and wrote a color word to complete the sentence. I have seen tons of cute Pete the Cat crafts on Pinterest, but I just made my own pieces for this one. On all of their displayed work this week, they glued a picture of themselves with their name. This really helps them to recognize name their name (and work) plus learn other friends names too!
This little friend didn't pick up a body piece, so he got creative! Haha still cute! : )
We also talked about all of the things that Pete the Cat loved in the different stories. Each child chose something at school that they loved to make a class book page. We included Pete in our illustrations too! HERE is the inspiration behind the book pages.
I wrote the word for them in yellow marker and then they traced it with their pencil. I also added a picture of each word. If they said "I love my lunchbox" I glued a picture of a lunchbox under the word lunchbox. It is really important to me that they can reread the book in the classroom library. Pictures really help with print concepts too!
Here it is all put together! Class books are always a favorite book to read in the library.
We also read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! We made a craft to go with it using foam letters.
This is another sweet teacher's kid, so I can use her picture!
I just love how they turned out! They are so bright in the hallway!
We also read Chicka, Chicka 1,2,3! Here is a little activity I made to go with it!
Super simple! I just passed out different colored dot stickers for the coconuts! I love these rainbow trees!
You can grab this activity for FREE in my TPT Store! Just click the picture below to download!
This week we also read Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? I love this book! It's so simple and just a classic. We completed our first graphing activity using M&Ms and the book characters.
The kids (obviously) really enjoyed it since M&Ms were involved!
We also did the first page in our poetry journal and made a craft to match!
I love this poem! Here is where I found the poem!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! It is raining here and actually feels like Fall. That must mean I need a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks!