Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, See What Fun We Had In Mrs.Holcomb's Room!!

Hey y'all! So, this week's theme was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It's very near the beginning of the year so a lot of focus goes towards learning all of our letters in preparation for making those DIBELS benchmarks. The first several weeks of school, including this one, we do a really quick overview of all the letters focusing on several each week. It's a little overwhelming for the kiddos, but next week we are going to hit it hard with letter M and we'll have some fun monster activities to help us along the way.

Anyway, for CCBB we kicked off our theme activities by making a Chicka Chicka "palm" tree. We used our forearms, hands, and thumbs to paint a super cute tree! Later we moved on to toilet paper chicka trees with our names. Everyone got to draw a giant letter out of a bag and cover it with something that started with that letter. That's a bad explanation, but you'll know what I mean when you see the pictures. We used our five senses to explore what a real coconut was, and then we graphed whether or not we liked the taste. Last, but not least, we did a shape review and made Chicka Chicka shape trees. The absolute favorite of all this weeks activities was watching Chicka Chicka Boom Boom on Friday morning, then getting to meet Mrs. Chicka! So fun! Anyway, here's lots of pics from the week.

These are some of our centers for the week. They were reading the room looking for all of our hidden ABC's

Do you like coconut graph before...

some kids loved the coconut

some kids didn't

Mrs. Chicka

"Coconut Tree Tumble" (From Julie Lee's Teachers Pay Teachers Unit). We did this as an enrichment activity on Friday.

This is our classroom coconut tree. Every Friday when we assess for DIBELS we will see who in our classroom knows ALL of their letters, capital and lowercase. When they do, they get to hang their monkey on the tree.

Shape Tree

Finished graph


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