Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chicka Chicka…

This is one of my VERY favorite books to read at the beginning of the school year when the focus is on letters and letter sounds!  You can hit on so many different letter concepts with this: ABC order, beginning sounds, upper/lower matching, letter characteristics (tall, short, etc.).  So naturally, I created a little activity or two to go with it.  Lucky for you…it’s a FREEBIE! {Click the picture below to download!}

Clipart from DJ Inkers.
This little freebie pack has: 2.5x2.5 upper, lower and picture cards.  These are great for pocket charts or centers!  Then I made up a few recording sheets as well.  There are three upper/lower matching recording sheets.  I love differentiating this kind of stuff!  One sheet gives uppercase and students write lowercase, one gives lowercase and students write uppercase, and one is a mixture of upper & lower give and students write what is missing.  There are also 2 beginning sounds matching recording sheets.  One has the pictures in ABC order and one has the pictures in random order.  For those kiddos that already know ABC order by heart the random order sheet is a better gauge of whether they understand the beginning sounds concept.
Another FAVORITE thing of mine to do with this book is to show the video from YouTube!  They LOVE…I mean L-O-V-E the song!
And now for a little something I found on PINTEREST! {Click the picture to head to the pin!}Chicka Chicka Boom Boom snackHow stinkin’ adorable is that!!  You could also have kiddos spell their names on the tree part! So fun!

Enjoy the freebie!  If you download, leave a comment and let me know how you liked it!
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  1. I seriously love this freebie!!! I am very excited about using it the first or second week of school! :) Love your stuf!!!

  2. Hi! I just found your blog from Pinterest. I love your freebie! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm also your newest follower! Feel free to visit my "new" blog! :)
    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

  3. What a gift! thank you so much! I found you through Chalk Talk Kindergarten. I will be a new follower!

  4. That is the cutest song ever!! I am pinning this right now so I can use it for Back to School. :) Thanks for the amazing freebie! I love it!!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. I was actually looking for something like this for the beginning of school. Thank you SO much!!!! You rock!

  6. LOVE it Lacey!! I'm downloading it now! Thanks!
    Rowdy in Room 300
    Come check out my awesome giveaway HERE!

  7. Thanks for sharing this wonderful resource! My kiddos are going to have a blast using these during centers!

  8. Love it! I was so excited to find this today and I love the pinterest idea too! Thanks for sharing!

  9. I found your blog through a pin on pinterest. Thanks for the freebie!

    Learning is for Superstars

  10. I'm teaching a transitional Kindergarten class next year and we are starting from scratch. We used Chicka in our Pre-K 4's and now we have an amazing & simple plan to use it again at the beginning of the year + a super cool new snack idea!!! Quick questions:
    How many sets of the alphabet cards do you think you need for a center? Do you only put 2 students at each center? Do you cut the cards apart, laminate, then cut again? I feel like that is SOOOO much work, but it I don't they separate. Didn't know if there was a secret...

    Thank you for the awesome FREEBIE!!!!

    1. Hi! I usually just do one set of capital and one of lower. I typically have 2-3 students at each center {sometimes 4 if they are my lower babies}. And I typically go the quick way...I don't cut before I laminate. I laminate the page, then cut carefully with scissors. I've found if I use a paper cutter it makes them separate more. This works for me, but it also depends on the quality of your laminator/lamination film. Unfortunately I don't have any incredible secrets!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this freebie! We always start the year with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. :o) I saw a similar palm tree snack on Pinterest, but I like the grapes better than the raisins that were in my original pin.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Karen :o)
    Mrs. Stamp's Kindergarten

  12. You are awesome! I just found your blog and it is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your neat ideas!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful Chicka pack. My class will love it. I'm hosting a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Exchange and have been searching for some Chicka things to go with a unit. I'm so glad that I get to add your handiwork to the unit:)

  14. thanks a lot!I am sure my future class will love it.

  15. New to your blog- I got your Numbers Galore freebie and this one- thanks so much, we LOVE Chicka Chicka Boom Boom too!

  16. This is amazing! Thank you for sharing. I will be using it next week.

  17. This is amazing! Thank you for sharing. I will be using it next week.

  18. Thank you for the wonderful CCBB freebies. I will use them tomorrow.

    theverybusykindergarten :)

  19. I love this! This will be perfect for me to use right now!



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