Number 4 with Pete the Cat and Wolf Comparing!! I can not believe how much my kiddos LOVE Pete the Cat! I think they would sing his songs all day long if I let them! This week, we've been reading about Pete and his 4 groovy buttons, which is great to go along with learning about the number 4 and as a quick intro to subtraction. The kids are having a blast!
We gave our big Pete a shirt with buttons to manipulate while reading/singing the story

We used big buttons to practice adding 1 more and taking 1 away on our number line

Then, we practiced on our own number lines

My super sweet friend Bunnee cut all these Petes for her class, mine and Deeanna's! The kids had so much fun manipulating the buttons, retelling the story, and practicing adding and taking away 1.

We love Pete!

Of course, when all his buttons popped off, he still had a belly button!

We used buttons to put 4 on the ten frame

We also read The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs today and compared the wolf in this story with the wolf in the original story. This activity is in my new pack that you can see here. It worked so well to color code the strips and the kids did really well with comparing!

Happy Wednesday friends...only 2 more days until the weekend :)


  1. I love your ideas! My kids LOVE Pete the Cat. He is so catchy! We haven't read this book yet.

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  2. So precious! I love your Petes!

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  3. Oh my goodness your Pete the Cat is too precious! Love him!

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  4. Great Pete the Cat. LOVE your blog. I am your newest follower.
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  5. I love the big buttons! Those could be some cute bulletin board decorations!

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  6. Fabulous Pete project! How can I get the pattern? My Pre-K students will love it!

  7. I just love, love, love this post (thank you!) I am really keen to learn where you found those huge buttons please?


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