Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A B C, 1 2 3

Day 13: Theme
1 2 3

A told B,
and B told C,
I'll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.

Since this is ABC 123 day at Picture Book Month, it goes without saying that someone would discuss Chicka Chicka Boom Boom on their blog. Well, today, that someone is me!

Simon and Schuster description:
Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault's rhythmic chant and Lois Ehlert's exuberant collage illustrations have made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom a read-aloud favorite for twenty years.
A favorite of Pre-Kinder and Kinder teachers, parents, and kids-Chick Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, is cram pack with alphabet fun. This book has rhythm and rhyme which is always conducive to read alouds. Plus, it can be purchased as a set with a book, tree, alphabet letters and a music CD.

Bill Martin website

Weston Woods includes Chicka Chicka Boom Boom in its Sing Along Stories DVD which is available through Scholastic. I have this in my library collection and it is a must have! You will love it as much as your students.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities:

DLTK this is one of my favorite websites when searching for terrific printables or craft ideas for preschoolers.

Make Learning Fun: literacy ideas and crafs

Squidoo  This website has Chicka Chicka galore ideas. Be sure to check out the magnetic letter activity. 

Hubbard's Cupboard Every Kindergarten teacher has heard of Hubbard's Cupboard, one of the original teaching sites in early internet days, can always be counted on for high quality lesson plans and ideas. By the way, thanks for many years of great ideas, Hubbard's Cupboard!

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