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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Submitted by jeanie (10-10-2012)
I found this wonderful Book written by Bill Martin Jr and another author called Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. It's the story of letters climbing up the coconut tree, which then collapses under them and their Mums and Dads (capital letters) come to collect them.
There is also a rap video dvd that sings it in a very appealing way. We read and sang it countless times and children then made a coconut tree and wrote the alphabet going up.
We also constructed a big tree in our room, and each child cut out a large letter (the one their name started with) and drew lots of pictures inside that started with that letter, then we glued it on the tree.
We also made playdough mats with a coconut tree and children used playdough to make letters climb up the tree. We also had mats with a picture on them and the children had to make the letter that matched the picture out of playdough.
We made a big book - one page for each letter of the alphabet saying Here comes Aa up the coconut tree, (children drew some pictures on some of the pages and on others found the letter in different fonts in magazines to glue on)
We did it in a prep class term four and had fun investigating letters, sounds and the alphabet without the pressure of getting it right.