Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes written by Eric Litwin is one of the many books in the Pete the Cat collection. In this novel, Pete discovers the library, the lunch room, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song, because "it's all good".
Guided Reading Level: K
Classroom Activity: After reading the book to the class, the teacher can lead a
discussion about new experiences and going to new places for the first time. Talk about how children feel when they go to new places. Then, discuss how Pete handles each new area he encounters at school. Review each of the places at school that Pete visits (library, lunchroom, play ground) and discuss additional places at school where children might go (gym, art room, music room, office etc.). Follow up the sitting and listening time with an activity that gets children walking, playing, and/or rocking in their school shoes.