Cat Weeks and Getting Ready for Open House

It's crazy, but I haven't had time to blog about what we do during most of our week...just snippets here and there. Actually, I rarely have time to take pictures. It's the beginning of the year. It's so crazy hectic. It's my 13th year teaching and I still feel like August and September are just crazy!

TWO weeks ago, we did our Pete the Cat week. I blogged last year about our Pete the Cat week, you can check it out {HERE}.

 I love reading these books. But I love LISTENING to these books even more! All of the Pete the Cat books have an audio recording ON the Harper Collins website. Click on the picture. 

Check out all the books there are!

We did some story structure...

Some sequencing and labeling fun....

And sentence writing practice. Oh. My. Lanta. I seriously forget what it's like in the beginning of 1st grade in terms of writing. I must just block it out of my mind every year. ha! They will get there, though! These are the papers they glued to the bottom of their craft.

 We celebrated the end of the week with our Pete the Cat hats!

These (and other activities) come from my {Groovy Cat pack}

The next week, we did Splat the Cat. Just because he's so cute and fun!  Our main focus with him was talking about character was he in the beginning and how was he in the end of the story. 

The craft comes from {Reagan's Christmas Craft Pack} and the writing (and other activities) come from my {Splat the Cat pack}

So that was our cat unit - I guess you could call me the Cat Lady- ha!

Another thing we've been working on is our writing activity for Open House next week, I wanted to get these finished so I can hang them up for a little bit beforehand. The students gave clues about themselves so their parents can guess which one is them.  (I used to do something like this when I taught 2nd and 3rd grade. Check it out at {THIS} post.)  
They are so stinkin' cute! The head craft comes from {Deanna's Name Activity pack}.

We've been working out of {Deanna's Name pack} a little bit here and there. We did the rainbow names the first few days of school. Check out all the fun we had those days {HERE}. We will add the rainbow names to the bottom of these papers after Open House. I'll show the final project when we add the two together!

Click the pictures below to grab the {Guess Who papers}.

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