Friday, August 31, 2012

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Hi all,

One of my favorite activities at the beginning of the year is to read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  Then I pass out magnetic letters and we act it out with a big coconut tree drawn on the board.  The kids enjoy bringing up their magnetic letter when we get to it in the story.

After that, we make our own coconut trees and repeat.  This way they can each have all the letters.  Here are some pictures.

We first made our coconut trees, then cut out and ordered our alphabet letters.

We acted out the book, then glued the letters on. These first two were mine. The ones below are all student work.

This one likes when they all fall off, of course.  I love that even one of the palm leaves is falling.

The scattered approach

Another scattered one.

One of my more orderly kids...

It's so fun how each one is individual to the child.
So there ya go.  A fun, easy, beginning of the year alphabet review.



  1. You're so sweet, Christine. Have a great weekend.

  2. I like it! It'll have to go in my beginning of the year file. I usually think of that book as such a kindergarten book but this is very beginning of 1st appropriate.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda. It is a nice fun project, and a great informal assessment, too.

  3. Ethan's class last year had a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Tree all year long. He LOVED it!


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