Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hello Everyone!
Next week we will begin a science unit on seasons and then weather. With the start of fall, I wanted an easily accessible book I knew the kids would love, but also learn something.  Splat the Cat came to the rescue with his new book based on the character by Rob Scotton. "Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan" fit our needs.

You know I also love to integrate, so I created a quick little unit based on this book.  The unit includes an interactive science component on seasons, some poetry, some word work, a hands on visual connection and a few more little goodies.  Here are a few pics.

I hope you can use even a small part of this pack.  The book can be found at Target or WalMart, as well as your local bookstore or on-line store.  Have a great week!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave me a comment!! 
Happy Fall!!


  1. Thanks for the mini-unit. I don't have that particular book....but I'm off to find it!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this unit. I've only been following your blog for a couple of weeks, but I've been learning a lot. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut and that's what happened to me two years ago. So...I transitioned out of first grade and into seventh, but I found I missed my kiddos so much! Therefore, I moved back. Your blog makes me realize that my kids can do much more than I challenge them to do. Thanks for helping me raise the bar so that I can teach them all I possibly can in the short amount of time I have them. I appreciate your insight and applaud you for so many years of service.

  3. Nancy, This unit is amazing! I love the poem. Did you write it? I want to give you credit when we add it to our poetry notebooks. The short vowel activity is perfect for my first graders. As a reading teacher, I do not do many art activities, but I am going to try to sneak in Splat. Thank you for sharing your incredible creativity.


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