Thursday, April 18, 2013

The One About P - Pete the Cat

Now I know you are familiar with Pete the Cat.  Right?  I mean he is totally hot right now.  Groovy in fact to quote the laid back feline.

I adore Pete and his books.  They are a fantastic way to teach the kiddos to relax and not stress about little things.  Well, at least that's how I use them.  That and just for fun.  In fact, we read them before our Achievement Tests recently as a reminder to just relax and go with the flow.

Surely you've had, or have now, a high strung student.  There's always one, or more.  Pete can help.  Maybe your kiddos are nervous about something, like a test.  Pete can help.  Maybe you've got some little friends who freak out over little things, making them into giant ordeals.  Pete can help.  Trust me.  Pete can always help.

In fact, I often quote him, "It's all good." in the classroom whenever there is a change in schedule or stressful/worrisome events arise.  WWPS.  What Would Pete Say.  I'll admit it, I've said that to my kiddos a time or two.  Or more.

In addition to the awesomeness of the books, you can go online to the publisher's website and listen to them read aloud by the author, along with an animation of the book's illustrations.  Score!  Check it out.  Before long, you and your students will be jamming to one of Pete's easygoing tunes.  

So, whether it's about Pete's first day at school, his new shoes, or buttons that just won't stay on his shirt, there's always time to slow down and chill out.  Just ask Pete!

Are you a Pete the Cat fan?  I'm dying for a Pete the Cat Book Buddy, maybe I'll find one over the summer.  Do you and your students enjoy Pete and his relaxed and positive outlook on life's little inconveniences?  

Thanks for hopping by!  


  1. I remember it vaguely from the time my son was in kindergarten or first grade. Now, he's moved on to kids mysteries and superheroes ...

    Great post.

    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

    1. Yes, those are very popular with my kiddos too!

  2. Pete is such a super cool cat!

    Bhavya fellow participant at the AtoZ Challenge blogging at Just Another Blog

    1. He is! My kiddos think he is the coolest!