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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Positional Words with Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus

My muses and I have been working on this for a month now, creating at home and trying these in the classroom.  Hopefully you can squish this in before you jump into fall themed activities.  
But you will need the Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus book before you begin!!

 Back to the beginning...

First, I simply read book to my class so they could enjoy it.  We watched the accompanying video available on Teacher Tube:

 (Others are available on YouTube, if you can access those from your school server.)

Next, I used the illustrations in the book to discuss positional words.  

Click on the image below to download the list of questions I used.

Then we made this anchor chart of the terms!

******I explained that the bus is turned so that we were looking at its side and therefore the front and back area would look a little differently.************

After this I gave students a copy of a Pete and bus to color.  We brought these to the carpet work with them demonstrating each positional term. 

Then we followed up on a different day with this cut and paste activity.


Finally, I gave students a reader using these terms as a culminating activity. 
 
It was perfect!! We are studying the word "is" and students could find it and highlight it in yellow.

I hope you can use and enjoy these. I am sharing because I was not able to find any positional word materials that were appropriate for the beginning of school.
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33 comments:

  1. Thanks for all of the Pete the Cat activities. I shared them with my K team and we used them this week when we taught positional words.
    Amy

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    1. Thank you! I hope your class enjoyed using these!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful activity!!!

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  3. This is fabulous! I downloaded everything :)

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    1. I hope your class enjoys these and they are useful for you. Thank you for visiting me!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing! These are great. It really is hard to find position activities.

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  5. Awesome activity! Thanks for sharing...
    Teresa Gillan

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  6. Gus the Bus is coming to our school next week to review safety rules.
    This will be a great tool to practice position and direction words. Thank you for something new and fresh!

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    1. Thank you so much! I hope your class has fun with this!!

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  7. Awesome! It is difficult to find positional word activities.

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  8. I hope you post some more soon. I am a first year teacher and this helps a great deal :)

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing! These activities are great!

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  12. Thank you for these resources. They will be perfect for my back to school unit!

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  13. This is perfect for what I am doing next week!! You are right it is hard to find activities appropriate for the beginning of kindergarten for positional words. Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  14. Thank you so much for sharing this for free! You have made my day. Wonderful resources with everyone's favorite character - PETE!

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  15. You have made my day! Thank you for sharing this WONDERFUL resource!

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  16. This is so great! I was looking for some position activities and this is PERFECT!

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  17. Thank you so much for your hard work and being willing to share it! I'm excited to use these as a culmination to my position and location unit. I also use the book Rosie's Walk. It is a good one to teach position words. :)

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  18. Thanks so much!!! This is great!

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  19. Thank you so much for this! I will be teaching this to my ESL kiddos this week!

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  20. Thank YOU so much for this adorable freebie! Cant wait to use it this week.

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  21. Thank you!!! The stuff I had from our new math curriculum was boring, and I appreciate the effort you put into this. :)

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  22. Thank you so much for sharing this!! We are going to integrate into our Forces in Action Unit for Science first grade :)

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  23. Love your activities and I know my students will too! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Is there an order to the Pete's Bus book?

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    1. I'm not sure what you mean. But I am assuming that you are referring to the question list. Since there are no page numbers in the book, I had to count pages, assign them a number, and the questions were written to correlate.

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