Sunday, 6 September 2015

Meet Our Boys, Girls, and Pete!

Our first week together has been a blast! We've been blessed with an energetic, warm-hearted group of students in our class, and they've been an easy bunch of kids to fall in love with!

But we've had one extra "student" join us this week ... Pete the Cat! This feisty feline has a way of overcoming a challenge by finding the positive! What an important message for the children to hear as they begin a new school year!

Our first project together was inspired by Pete the Cat, Rocking in My School Shoes. To help develop a sense of belonging in our classroom, we made a class-book on the very first day. Everyone's brand new school shoes are featured! Here is a peek inside our book:

Then we flip the page to see who the shoes belong to:

After reading Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, we couldn't resist making our own version! We brainstormed what Pete might step in, and then each student set to work completing their own page for our book!

The children really enjoyed flipping through our class-made book. They were so proud to see their work!

To finish off our week, we read Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus. Then we practiced singing the song using our names! We focused on using the first sound in our names to make our own verses. 
This little lady's name begins with the letter "M",
so her bus says "mumpity mump"!

We set to work making our own buses!

We added the first letter of our names ....

... and completed the Wheels on the Bus poem!

These projects gave Mrs. Beliveau an opportunity to get to know the boys and girls better. She got an extra peek at the children's abilities to follow directions, cut, print, colour and glue, as well as several other work habits, such as perseverance, problem-solving and time management. 

Pop by to see our hard work and flip through our class books ... but watch out, this tune has a way of getting stuck in your head!

Our Pete the Cat: Rockin in our School Shoes class-made book was inspired by the class book at Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes book is inspired by the class book at Made for 1st Grade.

The Wheels on the Bus names activity is inspired by Deanna Jump's Names Unit: Literacy and Math Fun With Names.

1 comment:

  1. Saw the bulletin board at the meet the teacher night! It looks great!!!! Fantastic photos!