Fill a beach pail with sand and mix in some plastic alphabet letters. Have students sit in a circle, placing the pail on a beach towel in the middle of the circle. Let each child take a turn pulling out a letter from the sand. Ask them to hand the letter to you.
I can recite the book by heart and amaze my students at how I can "read" the book without ever looking at the words. I love the rhythmical rhyme of this alphabet chant. At the beginning of every school year, I use this book to create a theme in our classroom.
Many of my students are unable to recognize the alphabet yet. This book is a fun, creative way to begin our learning of the letters. In this week's post, I have listed some of my favorite ideas for bringing this book to life within the walls of a kindergarten classroom.
I usually spend an entire week on the book itself; however, many of these activities reappear throughout the school year with other alphabet books. Literacy Activities Using a magnetic board or cookie sheet and magnetic letters, students retell the story.
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Vocabulary Development I wanted my students to describe the coconut. Before we brainstormed our words, I placed a coconut in a bag and had my students reach inside the bag and describe what they felt. Some students described the contents of the bag as "scratchy," "pokey," and "stickery.
Many students thought it was a coconut. Next, I passed the coconut around for the students to observe. The students used describing words to tell about the coconut. You can later use the coconut for science and math exploration.
Students might not be familiar with some of the vocabulary in this book, especially English language learners. Using the book as a reference, demonstrate and discuss vocabulary words such as "flop," "stooped," "twisted," and "tangled. Place several copies of the book and the CD in the listening center for students to listen and read along with.
After students listen to the story, have them listen again and invite them to point to the letters on the pages while they listen. Using the pocket chart, have students: Match upper and lowercase alphabet letters. Match pictures to beginning sounds of letters.
The tree is in our hallway to greet the students each morning as they arrive. Later in the school year when we begin to learn sight words, I will place felt letters at the base of the tree for students to use to build words. Copy the tree from page 30 for each child. After they have colored their tree, give them their name in a strip of letters to cut out and glue on the tree.
Stamps or letter stickers could also be used. Have students rainbow-write the letters of their name using several different colors of crayons.
Next, have them count the letters and write the numbers. If you are doing this activity with preschool students, you may want to add the number onto the name page when you create it. My students love our "Look Who's in Our Room" book.
I took photos of each student and printed their name on separate sheets of card stock to make a class photo book. My student love to look through the book and read the names of their friends. Science Activities Observing Coconuts Bring several coconuts into the classroom for the students to study.
Pass the coconuts around and ask the students to describe how a coconut feels, sounds, and smells. Sink or Float After all the students have had a chance to study a coconut, ask them to predict if it will sink or float.
Next, fill a clear tub with water and place the coconut inside. Coconuts are less dense than water, and therefore, they will float.Reread Chicka Chicka Boom Boom with the class, letting students join in, similar to yesterday.
This time, for the front and back page layouts of the alphabet, choose two different students to point as the class sings or says the ABC's. I decided to adapt this letter matching activity, from Mamas Like Me, to go with the book we read as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids activity for the month of September.
It was very simple and quick to make, and if your child loves stickers, this is . Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Lesson Plans: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a kindergarten favorite.
Start the year with this engaging and meaningful activities. It has 6 other books included in the unit, so there are 6 weeks worth of instruction.
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