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Macey Thompson's Tales

I have recently become obsessed with collecting books for my future elementary classroom. I look forward to creating an online library of some of my favorites and planning how I will use each book in my classroom.

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons - Eric Litwin, James Dean

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons has a Lexile level of AD350L. This text tells the story of a cat named Pete who starts out with four buttons on his shirt. Throughout the story, one button at a time pops off of Pete's shirt. Did Pete Cry? Goodness, no! I think this story could be used in the classroom as a fun introduction to a lesson on subtraction. Also, I think this book could be used to build character by teaching children that there is no need to get upset over small mishaps. While reading the text, I would like to have a picture of Pete with buttons attached to his shirt with Velcro. As Pate lost a button in the story, the interactive Pete would also lose a button. This would help give students a visual for subrtraction.