Sunday, August 17, 2014

Chicka Chicka BOOM BOOM!

We are going on week 2 of Kindy!  This week we are gonna have a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom PAR-TAY!  Here's what our week is going to look like!

We are starting out reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and yes, I will  be playing the song - and gotta LOVE Ray Charles reading the book!  After we read the book I will have a pocket chart filled with all the "Momma" (uppercase) letters.  I will pass out balloon or two to each student.  The students will pop their balloons and unfold the "baby" letters.  We will then match the Momma's to the babies - how FUN!  Here are the letters I am using - go grab them! I got this fantabulous idea from Julie Lee!

We will also start our literacy stations!  Here's my stations that I have set up for my kiddos!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

PlayDoh letters

Push Pin Letters

Magnetic letter hunt!

Rice Jar letter hunt

Color Word spelling

PlayDoh letters

Clothespin Uppercase/Uppercase match

Environmental Print match

AWFUL picture, but white spoon has lowercase, clear spoon has uppercase letter

Letter/ Word/Sentence sort

Uppercase/Lowercase sort

Alphabet book hunt

Pool Noodle Alphabet

PlayDoh faces

Magnifying Glass ABC hunt

Dry Erase letters

Gem Letters

 I apologize for the pictures being every which way - But you get the point - we are going to be BUSY learning these stations, they will have a blast!  Here's my station organization - I have the sweet nuggets leveled, based on initial assessments. The kids will get to choose from 9 stations within their color.  I got this organization idea from Greg Smedley!

For writing we are going to do Willoughby Wallaby Woo from the packet by Deanna Jump,  this packet is PACKED with awesome name activities for your kiddos! 

In Math we are doing the numeral 6 and practicing matching the number to the set.  I made this Chicka Chicka Boom Boom matching set that I am planning on doing!  It's FREE ya'll - just give me some love!

For the Tier 2/3 time we will do a fun activity from Deanna's unit (link above) called Weigh In.  I will dump letters in the middle of the table and they will hunt for the letters in their names.  We will then weigh the letter in their names with bears, pattern blocks, and paperclips.

We will reread Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.  We will use this awesome-sauce Chicka Chicka Tree that is made from cans!  I will give each student one or two magnetic letters.  We will put the letters on the tree while we read the story. 

For Writing we will read Silly Sally and then make a class book!

In Math we will focus on the number 7.  I am going to make these bowling pins and have the kids color the numbers they knock over! And yes, I will bring in a coconut to bowl!

For Tier 2/3 time we will sing Bippity Boppity Bumblebee and clap the syllables in their names!

We will read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom again and make this snack.  YUMMY!
In writing we will make a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom class book!

For Math, you guessed it the number 8! 

For Tier2/3 time we will be measuring our names.  We will measure use the unifex names and measure our names with bears, pattern blocks and paperclips.


We will make these rainbow names and start on the self portrait. This idea came from Deanna's Unit!

Colors Of The Rainbow Names And rainbow names from

We will do a coconut sink/float activity. You can get an anchor chart for free here!  We will also do a coconut taste test! 
 We will also discuss the numeral 9 and make an anchor chart!

We will watch Chicka Chicka Boom Boom movie and make hats! 

We will continue our self portraits and put the finished product together with the rainbow names!

In Math we will focus on the number ten. We will write our numbers, match stickers to the numeral! 

This week is going to be BOOM-TAC-ULAR!

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