Dec 28, 2012

REWIND.... Pete the Cat Week


Sorry for the absence.  I had great intentions of getting back on here and posting about our Pete week, but kids got sick, we left after school on Friday the 21st and traveled to Cleveland, now I'm getting a cold, NEVER ENDS.  :)

So rewind back to the week before Christmas break. 
Teaming up with our Kindergarten and Second Grade, we had a Pete the Cat week!  We took a look at all Eric Litwin's Pete books and did some writing, graphing, compare and contrasting. 

It was Pete the Cat Spirit Week as well. 
Monday:  Wear BLUE  (because Pete the Cat is AWESOME)
Tuesday:  Wear your "Grooviest" shoes (For Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes)
Wednesday: Wear anything with Buttons!  (For Pete the Cat and My Four Groovy Buttons)
Thursday:  Wear white, blue, brown, or red socks! (This was for I Love My White Shoes, but instead of shoes we decided it would be easier to do socks)
Friday:  Wear red, green, or white (For Pete the Cat Saves Christmas)

My friend Karen dressed in the same outfit EVERYDAY, just changed something little to see if our firsties could figure out the "differences" in her each day.  She is so smart! I know what you're thinking, GROSS, BUT she swore she washed it everyday!  (well... her hubby washed it everyday because I think he was a little grossed out perplexed by what she was teaching.  He teaches 8th grade :)  ) I wish I had her picture everyday. I think Em took her picture each day.

I totally forgot to take pictures everyday.  :( 




Can you guess which "groovy" shoes are ours?  Actually... the guys in the last picture have the key to my heart.  Black/brown shoes... GENIUS!  :) 

My friend Em made us SUPER cute Pete the Cat pins that we wore everyday and someone had to pin on me because of my freakishly-weird not being able to touch felt phobia. 

We wrote I'm ____________ in my _____________ shoes.  The kids did such a good job!
I'm doing the monkey bars in my new shoes.  So precious!  And then I'm dancing in my sparkly shoes.  LOVE!

These two are so cute too! I can't figure out how to turn them, so just turn your head! :) 
I LOVE this one too, I'm running in my old shoes!    The second one is I'm going to the mall in my froggy shoes.  I absolutely LOVE her picture.  I need to save some of her work because she will be a famous artist one day.  I need to make some money off her work encourage her to continue to reach for the stars!

Here's the graph our WHOLE building made!  My friend Em took pictures of all our students with a cute paper plate with the center cut out Pete she made.  The kids were so adorable. We actually printed out two sets and gave one to our parents in a frame we made out of popsicle sticks.  So cute!

For community writing, we wrote "Pete the Cat Saves Sharpsburg" (the name of our school) stories complete with a Groovy Song that each class made up.  Then, my high group partnered up and wrote another story.  I can't wait to type them out!  :)  What a GREAT week this was!!!!!  :)

A few pics from our Christmas.... We have an Elf that the girls have been writing to for two years now. His name is Elfalicious (we were in love with Pink, Purple, Gold, and Silverlicious last year, still are).  Anyway... we have a mailbox that I found at Big Lots and the girls put letters in it and in the morning, he has written them back.  L.O.V.E. IT!  The girls get sooooooooooooo excited.  Anyway... he felt bad because he couldn't always be watching this year because he was so busy so he sent an Elf on the Shelf.  My middle promptly named him Louis.  My oldest named him Christmas.  So Louis Christmas was born.  :)  He was sneaky but so much fun to find everyday.  He even snuck into our stuff and traveled with us!  :) Here he is the day before we left. 
Oh Louis!
 
This picture makes me laugh!  We did get a Baby Alive and my youngest climbed in the box.  Thank goodness my camera was close. :)
 

Sprinkling reindeer food on Christmas Eve.... *Disclaimer*  I do not pick out clothes for my girls.  They do this fancy dressing on their own!  :)

I hope you and yours had an AMAZING Christmas!  We were blessed with many things, but the best blessing was being with each other. 

7 comments:

  1. Your blessings are so sweet & amazing! They are adorable in their little outfits! LOVE the spirit week of dressing up!!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks Amy!
      I do love those ladies so! Hopefully, you can use our idea and have a Pete Week at your school!

      Maria

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  2. Thank you for helping me reach one of my 2013 goals! I am your newest follower :) Yep, I have three boys, and boy are they busy! Your girls are adorable!

    Thanks again!

    Jess

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by! :) I'm looking forward to lots of sharing in 2013!
      Maria

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  3. LOVE the Pete Week! Sooooo cute! We may have to borrow the idea. :)

    This whole post made me smile...seriously, I was cheesy-grinning the entire time. :)

    Hugs - Lisa
    Growing Firsties is co-hosting a Shout Out Linky beginning January 1st

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  4. I love everything about this post! Your Pete Week is awesome and I had to pin it! Your girls make me smile because they remind me of my own. I miss the days of their dressing up.
    Blessing on your New Year!
    Jenny
    Owl Things First

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  5. This is so awesome! Thank you for sharing :) I think it's wonderful that you have such a close-knit team to share ideas with and work together so well. Stop by and see my blog(s) when you get a chance. Thanks! Have a great new year!
    Pam

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