Pete the Cat, SCUBA Cat Author: James Dean
“I Can Read! My First Shared Reading”
This book was chosen because it has bubbles in it.
3 TYPES OF VOCABULARY IN THIS BOOK:
Vocabulary that is not explained in the text
SCUBA is an acronym for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. An acronym is a word made from the first letter of each word in a phrase.
A seahorse is a fish. It is not a horse, even though the compound word includes “horse.”
A mane is hair on the back of the neck of a horse or around the head of a male lion.
Bubbles are round spheres filled with air. The outer edge is a membrane, a very thin layer of liquid. Bubbles can pop easily.
An eel is also a fish, even though it looks like a snake.
A jellyfish is not a fish, even though the word “fish” is part of its name. Fishes have bones inside, but jellyfish have no bones.
High-Frequency Words (sight words)
Up, up, up
Down, down, down
School of fish
Shadow of a whale
What a surprise!
To the boat
What a cool adventure!
OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Kids can make bubbles from the recipe.
Supplies: 1 cup measuring cups
Cleanup is very easy because this recipe includes soap. Kids will need to rinse their slippery hands with water. Use a plastic coat hanger for the bubble wand. The wand must fit into the pan. A dishpan is large enough with a kid-sized hanger.
RECIPE FOR BUBBLES
1 cup dishwashing liquid (Dawn)
1 cup bubble solution
1 gallon of water
Use a plastic coat hanger as a wand to make giant bubbles. Dip. Do not stir.
Do not pop bubbles unless you ask permission.
*Caution: Children can get soap in their eyes. It is not dangerous, but it stings.