Thursday, April 11, 2013

Pete the Cat Rocks on Flannel Friday!

Pete the Cat
I Love My White Shoes!   Story by Eric Litwin, Art by James Dean  

I am truly digging this cat!  I am diggin' this story!  I am diggin' these story stones.  


This is the first time I've made story stones.  And to be honest about it...this was a collision of ideas.  I completely wanted to do story stones with a dinosaur theme for Dig into Reading - but the ever present Pete the Cat just kept calling "dig my white shoes, dig my white shoes!"  And really...drawing Pete is so much easier than drawing dinosaurs.

I cleaned off some old rocks.  Then drew little pictures of  Pete, some sneakers and stuff on sketch paper, (not too thick), and colored them in with sharpies.  I cut everything out and modge-podged them all to the rocks.  In this photo...each rock only has two coats of Modge Podge.  I think they'll need about four more coats.  

I can't wait to use these story stones.   " Pete the cat goes walking down the street in his brand-new white shoes.  Pete loved his white shoes so much, he sang this song:" Go on, sing it!  You know it - sing it!

vocabulary building, sequencing, patterning, narrating, singing, dancing, pretending
It's all good!

P.S. (Piper Script) READING ROCKS!

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  1. I would love to see a follow-up post of what you do with the stones. I haven't used them before.

    1. Miss Courtney,
      let's see if I can do a follow-up today! (because I would prefer to procrastinate on doing the taxes one more day!)
      ~ jane

  2. These will be awesome in the literacy space at my library for this summer! Thanks for the idea.

    1. I hope you managed to make some for your kids for the summer. I've made more, I should blog about them!!

  3. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I am so glad to share the Story Stones...happy to know that people are making them. I love using them...even the shy kids take a the foot stamping part...but hey, that's what their stone says to do! The Little Old Lady who was not afraid of anything works great with story stones!!!


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