One of the things that I find most important in my Early Childhood Special Ed. classroom is having as many visuals available as possible. Visuals for our schedule, visuals for expectations, visuals to remind the Little People how to do things – I want them everywhere in my room. In addition, I love to involve my students in songs and stories using visuals as much as possible.
Today as a “Friday Freebie” I am offering one of my favorite song visuals – a “Pete the Cat” story/song strip. Actually, I have two different ones. One of them just show s the progression of the shoe colors:
The second one shows the sequence of events of how the shoes got to be the way they are. (Although I admit that I still feel this way about Pete’s shoes.)
I don’t give a lot of explanation for these strips – I just hand them out just before we start the book/song and if the students don’t seem to “get” the visual, I ask them if they can find a certain item as the song goes along. (“Oh, Pete’s shoes are blue now. Can you find the blue shoes?”)
This year I plan to make them readily accessible to the Little People during free play time, as well (perhaps in the library) so their usefulness can extend to this time, as well.
As you can see, these come 5 strips to this page…
…and four to this page.
These visuals come formatted in both 8.5″ x 11″, and 11″ x 17″. Enjoy!