Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Guess Who Showed Up At My House?


OMG this book is adorable and I can't wait to create another packet about Pete at school. I am so excited to work on this and read this to my kids during the first week of school. Get out your ipod and be sure to download this adorable song.  You can find it at www.harpercollinschildrens.com/petethecat . You can also get the first song too if you have never downloaded it before. Life is good.


Here it is for your enjoyment. If you bought my first packet I hope you liked it. Now it is time to work on the new one and get it ready for my team before school starts. Pete is sitting next to my computer watching me type this post. It would be so cute to send him home with the children so they could write about him at their house and take pictures with Pete... Hummmm. I love this blue cat. Look for some freebies soon. The cats looking out the school bus window is hilarious. Okay go over to Amazon if you haven't ordered this.

I bought this for my friend Val's grandchildren for our trip to Vegas and I swear it entertained them for a ridiculous amount of time. What is it about this book that children adore so much? Wait a minute, I love it almost as much. I feel like buying this for our first grade so my kinders from last year can hear this story. They would be so jazzed! If you have little ones at home it is a real winner.

27 comments:

Kelly said...

I got mine yesterday and we read it as the goodnight book again tonight!

I'm thinking it may have to be my beginning of the year bulletin board. Something like "Mrs. Webb is singing her song. I love my new class. I love my new class...."
I just have to figure out how to put it together. If you or anyone else has already thought of something similar, I'd love to hear about it!
kwebb618 {at} gmail dot com

Colleen said...

My copy is due to arrive on Friday and I C.A.N. N.O.T. wait!
I bought your first Pete packet so I will be in the lookout for the next one. :-)

Busy Bees said...

This is too cute. I will have to head to Amazon and get my copy. I can't wait to see your new packet for this book. Don't stay up too late!!
BusyBees

mrs. tabb said...

you are all kinds of awesome, Fran. I just found out I'm moving to one session of half-day K...so I'm going to be on your blog a WHOLE lot more!! =)

penny w said...

I have to come clean- I have never read "Pete the Cat". When I saw all you cute stuff I thought about ordering it, but I still held off. Ever since then it's like everywhere I turn and every blog I read is mentioning this cat. I'm not a cat person, but I give up. I ordered both books tonight and can't wait to join in the fun.

Thanks for book recommendation.

Penny

S. Parker said...

I am waiting for my box to arrive, too. In the meantime, my little one wants us to watch the video as he is perched behind me. Gotta go!

Runde's Room said...

My two youngest daughters LOVE Pete the Cat. They will be so excited tomorrow when I play the song for them. Thank-you!!! (Guess I've got another book to add to my growing Amazon list) ;)
Jen
Runde's Room

Fran Kramer said...

Dear friends,
As my friend Pete would say
"It's all good." I think this could be the theme for any classroom about having a positive attitude and I love the idea of dedicating a bulletin board to this. I love my new class is the most precious idea of have ever heard. Mrs. Webb is a total genius and I wish I could hug her! This is so much fun for all of us.

dbednars said...

Mine books & Pete are due to arrive on Friday. I am so excited! All my excitement came from you! I never heard of Pete until I read your blog. Now I have everything you've created. Thank you! Thank you!

It's me...Maggie at MKC! said...

Good ole Pete is on his way to my house too! I placed an order on Sunday for him and the little stuffy of Pete. Can't wait for that new unit! Happy creating, Fran!
http://maggieskindercorner.blogspot.com

Miss Michele said...

I love my Pete the Cat book and I am starting to get so many great ideas from everyone on what to do with it! Thanks for posting the video, I have never seen this one until today...very cute! I have a free Pete the Cat smartboard file on my blog if you have a smartboard stop by and check it out!
http://whatilearnedinkindergarten.blogspot.com/

Cindy said...

Fran,
Thanks to you there will be a lot of us sharing Pete with our classes this year! You are the BEST!

The Fantastic Frogs said...

Thank you for following my blog! I was so excited to find out I had my first follower :D I hope it can be a resource for other teachers and inspire them they way you inspire so many.

Mrs. Coe said...

You made me laugh so hard when you wrote you wanted to send the book to first grade... we have that in common. I have often had that thought! it is soooo hard to let go. It just makes me cry. I look at my tiny slideshow of my kids from last year on my blog and I know it has to come down and I just can't...
littlemisskindergarten.blogspot.com

Glenda said...

Just checked the tracking and mine is sitting just blocks away at my post office!! ugh... To break in, or not to break in? :o) Guess I'll have to wait till tomorrow. You are like the Oprah Winfrey of education. One recommendation from you for a book and I'm off to Amazon! LOL I'm actually getting all 3 books in one order. Can't wait!

Freckleteacher said...

My new Pete book will soon be here and join the first one and the little stuffed kitty! I have your amazing unit and can't wait for the next one. Thanks so much Fran! I love the idea of using the phrase "It's All Good!" This year! :)I think a bulletin board with Pete and work done by students with the caption "Pete The Cat says our work is all good!" could be fun! The first thing I would do would be to have the kids design their own shoes with watercolor paint or markers.
Now to get the songs downloaded to my iphone...

Kerri said...

I just bought the first Pete the Cat last week and your packet. Now I'm going to have to buy the new one. My 11 month old niece and I rocked out to the first song. Thanks for sharing this awesome book and all your wonderful resources!

Brittany said...

Okay, You made me get up and go look on my front porch to see if my copy is here yet! LOL It's not!:( Hopefully soon! You are so right about kids loving this book. I was discussing the book with my bff, who teaches in the same building. As I was walking back down to my classroom, I could hear my son and a friend singing the song! Love it! I also love your idea about giving the first graders a copy. My son is going into first grade. I think his teacher may get a Pete the Cat back to school gift! :) Thanks for ANOTHER great idea! I bought your Pete the Cat packet and can't wait for the new one!!!

Sue said...

Wow...this is a lot of excitement over a cat and books...I will have to order the books and Frans packet and find out what all the excitement is all about.
Sue :)
http://theverybusykindergarten.blogspot.com/

Carey said...

I agree! You are the Oprah for education. I immediately purchased Pete the Cat, and am now obsessed! I ordered the stuffy and book & my new book should be here any day now. I also ordered the book about Jake. This is a new love of mine now too. I cannot wait to purchase your new packet!!

Kim Schneider said...

My Amazon package is due to arrive tomorrow. .YEAH!!!! Have you seen the Pete the Cat Wheels on the Bus on You Tube? It's very cute!!! ALready bookmarked for my Smart board songs. Love all you do Fran. Looking forward to your upcoming packets.
Smiles,
Kim :-)
schneiderk@stillwater.k12.mn.us

Rose said...

Yeah! mine's on the way. I had never heard of Pete the Cat until this summer. Received Pete the Cat last week and love it. Can't wait-- I've been tracking Amazon Rocking in his shoes is on the way due to be here tomorrow! Can't wait to see all the activities you come up with.
The Wonderful World of Kindergarten

kinderfort said...

Mine came today. I am so excited to use this on the first day of school. I'd never heard of Pete until I found your blog. Thanks for introducing us!

laura said...

"i love my new books, i love my new books...i love my new books..."
Amazon was busy this past week....as i have pete the cat too...
i have told everyone about him...most just look at me and stare?...thinking i have lost what little mind i might have....but I L.O.V.E children's books....
i have the knuffle bunny books too....i cried the first time i heard them....my text to self connection is HUGE on those.
hurry pay day....cuz pete the cat is waiting for me to buy his activities from Fran! pete would say, "it's all good!"
laura

debido72 said...

Just got it today...what a wonderful surprise at the end of a day of curriculum planning!

debido72 said...

love love love it thanks thanks thanks

Kelly said...

I {hugging} you back Fran!!!