Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

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Lesson Plan

Theme(s): School


WSO in this lesson:

LLA1 Gains meaning by listening.

LLC4 Recounts some key ideas and details from text.

LLD1 Represents ideas and stories through pictures, dictation, and play.

SSB2 Identifies some people’s jobs and what is required to perform them.

SSD1 Describes the location of things in the environment.

SSD2 Shows awareness of the environment.

PDHB1 Uses emerging strength and control to perform simple tasks.


GELDS in this lesson:

CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversation and group discussions for an extended period.

CLL5.4c Discusses books or stories read aloud and can identify characters and setting in a story.

CLL9.4a Draws pictures and copies letters and/or numbers to communicate.

SS4.4b Describes the roles and responsibilities of a variety of occupations.

SS3.4a Creates simple representations of home, school, and community.

SC1.4a Uses senses to observe, classify, and learn about objects and environment.

PDM6.4a Performs fine-motor tasks that require small-muscle strength and control.


Activities/Lessons

Language & Literacy (LLA1, LLA4) Note

Materials (PETE THE CAT: ROCkING IN MY SCHOOL SHOES, chart paper, markers or other writing tools)

Read the story together. Talk about the different places that Pete is going at school. Allow students to guess each location as they come up on the story. Also, during reading, encourage students to say the repetitive phrase, “Goodness, No!” and sing along to the easy-to-learn songs. Afterwards, make a story map on chart paper that includes the main character (Pete), setting (school and/or specific locations at school), problem (worrying), solution (sings a song to gain confidence).

CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversation and group discussions for an extended period.

CLL5.4c Discusses books or stories read aloud and can identify characters and setting in a story.

Social Studies (LLD1, SSD1)

Materials (drawing paper, crayons/pencils/markers)

Take a field trip around your school. Explore areas mentioned in the book (library, lunch room, playground, bus/bus pickup and drop off area). Encourage students to draw pictures or maps of their school, labeling these areas.

CLL9.4a Draws pictures and copies letters and/or numbers to communicate.

SS3.4a Creates simple representation of home, school, and community.

SC1.4a Uses senses to observe, classify, and learn about objects and environment.


Centers

Dramatic Play (SSB2) Photo w/note

CLASSROOM/SCHOOL

Provide a variety of writing materials (paper/pencils, chalk/chalk boards/erasers, dry erase boards/makers/erasers, etc.), and story books. When introducing the center, talk to the students about what they expect to see in a classroom. Take their suggestions to enhance your center by adding a few of the items they share.

SS4.4b Describes the roles and responsibilities of a variety of occupations.

Math/Manipulatives (PDHB1)

TYING SHOES

Encourage students to practice tying shoes. Demonstrate and offer assistance for as long as students are interested. Discuss thee different kinds of shoes students are wearing in the center today. Encourage vocabulary such as smaller, bigger, heavier, various colors, etc.

PDM6.4a Performs fine-motor tasks that require small-muscle strength and control.

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

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