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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome to Mommy School: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom



Welcome back to Welcome to Mommy School!!!
This week we had our kindergarten assessment appointment
and Isabella was so excited to see a "Chicka Chicka" tree
in JT's future kindergarten classroom since we had
just had fun with it at our house.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a classic
and I've yet to meet a kid that doesn't
get sucked in by it's fun rhythm and rhyme.


I love this book because it's an easy book for
early readers to mimic reading and to start recognizing
and recalling words.

We made our own trees
and JT was very insistent that ALL the letters make it on the tree.
So I make some letters he could color in and cut out.
(You can download the letters HERE)







We used a paper towel roll,
cardstock and pom poms to make the tree.
I cut slits in the top of the tree and we slipped the leaves into them


Then it was time for a snack!






Well, Alphabits are not being manufactured by Post anymore.
So we had to find a substitute and found these awesome
Scrabble Cheez-Its.
I think I like them better because you can read the letters :)
We also used these graham sticks
because my Albertson's didn't have the Honey Maid version.



leaves - apple slices
coconuts - Cocoa Puffs
trunk - graham sticks
letters - Scrabble Cheez-its





Other fun alphabet books:
Eating the Alphabet
Shiver Me Letters
Animalia
Dr. Seuss's ABC
Miss Spider's ABC Book
The Butterfly Alphabet
A to Z by Sandra Boynton
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Bob and Larry's ABC's
A is for Angry: An Animal and Adjective Alphabet
Alphabet Under Construction




6 comments:

Tasha said...

So much fun. I love the word tree food you make. So clever. I totally need to do this with my two at home.

Jaime said...

You're such a fun mommy!!

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

Just came over to let you know that I included you in my most recent blog post.. :)

http://www.livelaughlovecraft.com/2011/09/my-favorite-blogs.html

Jordan McCollum said...

Cute! I was excited to see an alphabet tree in my son's kindergarten classroom, too.

Kim said...

Love it! We just did a 3,000 mile road trip and those Scrabble Cheez-Itz provided hours of entertainment for my 2 and 4 yr olds. Now, every time we get in the car my 4 year old demands "The Cheez-It Game!!!" All we did was give them crackers one at a time and have them figure out the letter then come up wit words beginning with the letter. Easy entertainment.

elissa said...

what a fun tie in to the book! love it!

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