Chicka Chicka Boom Boomers in Room 11

October 24, 2017

Everyone loves the children’s book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, written by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

Since its publication in 1989 by Simon & Schuster it’s been a school and home favorite.
The book makes for a delightful theme for classrooms. Students can work on letters and sounds, upper-lower case letter correspondence, words, sentence structure, and other language and literacy patterns all in a catchy, rhythmic and friendly way as the letters interact with each other to reach the top of the coconut tree.
Recently, Room 11 used the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom theme, and here are some of their awesome projects.
The class got cut and paste their tree parts, and then place them, so Occupational Therapy skills were in play.
They could then select their own letter stickers to decorate their trees – more fine motor pincer grasping to get the tiny sticker-backings off and then apply the letters to the tree in their own desired spots.
In addition to reading the book in book form, they were able to integrate technology to participate with the book in video format too. Many versions of the book, including songs, poems and skits, can be found online, and the class has been enjoying the variations in small groups.
Great job Chicka Chicka Boom Booming, Room 11! We’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree!

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