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Ms. Nguyen's Favorite Books

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean

This is a WONDERFUL book to read to early elementary students on the first day of school to help get them familiar with the school environment and daily schedule. The story follows the beloved character Pete as he starts a new school year with his school shoes. Pete travels to different parts of his school such as the library, the cafeteria, and his classroom.


There are so many activities that be done with this book in the classroom. Students can complete a Pete the Cat craft, design their own school shoes, or go tour the school with the teacher. I would have my students design their school shoes and have the designs displayed. For students in 1st and 2nd grades, I would have the students write about their favorite part of the story or write about their school shoes. 


AR Level: 2.2