Read.Explore.Learn. -Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Welcome to Read. Explore. Learn! This meme was designed to be a place for you to share the learning opportunities, crafts, field trips, and other activities you have done this week that tie-in to children’s books. I look forward to seeing ways you have learned with and explored books.


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    My Book Tie-Ins of the Week:

    Pete the Cat :I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin is just a wonderfully upbeat book. Pete sings about how happy he is with white shoes until he walks through strawberries. Then Pete sings about the joys of red shoes. When Pete walks through blueberries, he sings about how wonderful blue shoes are. Later when he walks through mud, he finds joy in brown shoes. When his shoes miraculously become white again after walking through a puddle, he is happy with white.Pete is just a happy cool cat.

    The rhythms and rhymes in this book are contagious. You just want to tap your feet or clap your hands as you read it.

    What did we do?

    Observing Colors in Ice

    I found a fun post linked to Link and Learn on No Time for Flashcards called Marching and Melting on a blog called Pfollowing Pfenn. The post showed how they had made red, blue, and yellow ice cubes and then explored the colors the ice cubes made when they melted.

    It looked like such fun that we just had to do it.

    First we made the ice cubes.

    Then we played with them in JDaniel’s water table.

    Looking at the World Through Color

    We took out color paddles and played with them. It was fun to make the world all one color.


    Watch for an announcement  about the Read.Explore.Learn. Reading Challenge early next week.

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  1. says

    What a cute story! Nice tie in to. I like those paddles, I’ve never seen anything like that.

    Have a good weekend!

  2. says

    When I taught art to 6th graders I made primary color glasses to teach a lesson on color theory- it was so much fun! Great post thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase! I linked up one of mine as well!

  3. says

    Ok, I really need to start doing more of this :) J is really getting into imaginative play now and I set up one little play provocation based on a book we were reading and he’s played with it every day since. Ok…thinking caps on….I’ll see you next week :)

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