Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pete Must Love Converse Sneakers!





So I have been working hard to create my first TpT  unit of study for the beginning of kindergarten. This is really designed for those early weeks of school when our kids are still crying and come with very little academic experience. Oh my... I need to brace myself. When I created this strip book I put a color clue next to each shoe to help those students who need more work on recognizing these words. I am making big cards to be used in your pocket chart. My little book is made and I am moving on to some other simple activities. Maybe they won't cry once they become engaged in learning... okay, maybe not. Any other suggestions you wish I would make?  I know I need some writing activities too. Hummm. Right now I am making 4th of July cupcakes. 




I might post this and give it as a freebie because I love how it turned out. I make headbands for everything. I cannot resist seeing a five year old wearing one of my silly creations. I even have a headband that they make on the very first day of school. Do you like headbands too?

33 comments:

Deedee Wills said...

Oh my goodness! I am excited that you will have TpT items!

Yay! You!

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten

Sherry said...

Let us know the minute this is ready to purchase. I am going to use it!!!

Chelsea said...

I have never heard of Pete the Cat before? Is it a popular children's series in America? Also, Fran, did you ever end up posting your "whats in a name" activity? What program did you use to make it because I would love to personalize it for my kiddies next year.
Thanks,

Dawn said...

So excited to see this unit on TpT. You are so creative. Love your blog and your items.

Fran Kramer said...

Thanks Deedee,
I am taking the plunge but I needed someone to create the clip art and that was a real challenge to find.
I really appreciate your encouraging words. I will see how it goes! Another project to take on... pretty exciting.

hockeymom23 said...

You do such a great job!!! Would love to see it as a freebie...but would definitely pay for it on TPT too:) Thanks for all of your great ideas!!!

Karen said...

He is too cute!! I am with you on needing to brace myself for those first weeks. I think it's like child birth... you forget how rough it is until you are in that moment! ;) Good thing it only happens once a year.

Karen @ A little kinder told me so!

Cindy Solomon said...

This is so cute. I just bought the book and would love to have these things to use along with it. Keep us posted as to it's availability.
http://teacherblogstalker.blogspot.com

The Lesson Plan Diva- A 1st grade blog said...

This is so cute!!!

Jenaya
Lesson Plan Diva

Cindy said...

Love it!

Wintaka said...

I am excited about starting my kids with Pete this fall. He is new to me and I can't wait for your unit.
THANK YOU

beachliesl said...

Can't wait for you to post these things on TPT! Love. Love. Love it!

Liesl in VA

Becca said...

Fran, I will support your TPT effort. I am grateful for you re-charging my teaching after 33 years. I never knew about Pete the Cat. And yes, I am a big headband lady. Sometimes I wear one with a sight word on it. I use them for all and "no" occasions. Rebecca

Marcie said...

Yea! This looks awesome... can't wait for the finished product! (...And I do hope I'm going to get to see the first day of school headband at some point!)

welcome to our wonderland said...

Love this and Pete the Cat!!!!

billi said...

I'm with Becca. You have so re-charged me. I can't wait to see what you have next. I have fallen in love with Pete and sing his song around my house(family thinks I lost it) Good Luck with TPT and thanx.

Lauren Morse said...

I love for my kids to wear headbands too. They are so cute! We even wear them to lunch just to show off their cuteness!
I voted for you in the Really Good Stuff contest. Even though I don't teach kindergarten and can't use many of your resources, I think you have amazing ideas. I have taken some of your ideas and bumped them up a little for first (my team loves the pattern strip book- advanced version!) You will be very successful on TpT.
Just Add Clipart

Laura Starnes said...

I had never heard of Pete the Cat until I saw him on your blog and Mrs. Parker's. I will have to go check him out at the library..looks like a great book!

Busy Bees said...

I've so got to get Pete the Cat. I've never heard of the book until I read about it on your blog. Love the wonderful activities, can't wait to purchase these.

agallo09 said...

I am so excited about this!!! :)

Deanna Jump said...

Hi Fran, I didn't want to make my comments public so since you have to read this first that works out great! I tried to email you but I don't have Outlook. :( Anyway, I just wanted you to know that your Pete the Cat unit looks adorable! I have a unit out but it is different from yours so I hope you will still post yours on TPT. That will be a great unit to post first. :) I can't wait to buy it!! I LOVE your blog!!
Deanna Jump
mrsjumpsclass@gmail.com

courtneyyost said...

I cannot wait for your TpT items!!! :)

Quilty Cat said...

Hi, Love your blog. I live in Australia. In the pic with the headband strip, is the red tool your circle die cutter?
I've never seen anything like this before.
I only circle punchers
Thanks Carmel

Barbara said...

I can't wait...for this and my first week to do all your fun things.
B.

jan said...

I love Pete the Cat and would love to get your unit either for free or to purchase. Thanks for all your wonderful things! I love your blog!

Jan

Amanda said...

WOW! These look great! I just found your website last week and I find myself up at night while my children and husband are sleeping getting things ready for those first weeks of school! I am going to buy that cat book asap! Thanks for sharing these FREE items! So wonderful!:)

Unknown said...

I LOVE Pete The Cat and the song is adorable! I just ordered the book, the plush cat and pre-ordered the next book! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see the unit on TpT! You are awesome and even though it is summer...I am having so much fun getting things ready for the new school year thanks to you!

Denise said...

Hi Fran! I love this idea. Is there a place where you sell your items that are not freebies? I checked Teacher pay Teachers and could not find you. Thanks so much!

KinderKween said...

LOVE headbands for kinders and have been using them for years! They will love this one! :)

Ms. Bales said...

How do you make these? I don't want to steal your thunder, but I love your ideas and I am wondering how you are able to find these cute pictures and fonts? Any tips will help! Thank you.

Angelina said...

I would love this headband!! Where in the world can I find it?
angelina.reed@knoxschools.org

Fran Kramer said...

You can purchase my packet on Teachers Notebook if you would like to. The headband is in that packet.
Fran

Denise Dunevant said...

Our kindergarten team is doing Pete the Cat for Back to School! I have been working on creating my own clip art for him as well! If you ever need some personal clip art feel free to contact me!