Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom: (Classroom Set-Up Part 3)

Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom, welcome to our classroom!
This bulletin board greets children on the first day.
Don't you just love bulletin boards
that are 3D and not just flat?
They make their own trees and glue the Fun Foam letters of their own names on the trees.

After I take the trees down from the bulletin board,
I glue them into their Memory Books (12" X 12")
along with their First Day photo and their
sandwich from our Picnic Pals board.  See below.
Then, they get to eat a tasty palm tree treat!

I thought you might also like to see a real palm tree taken at sunset outside of the house we rented on the beach in Kauai.
Is anyone else using Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom in a different way?

You might also like our Letter-Name Book.  Print it, bind it, and then use it on the first day to find out who has an "A" or an "a" in their name.  Each day, for 26 school days, you look for the next letter.  Each day, you compare how many of each letter your class has in their names.  This is a great opportunity to to extend the Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom story and use Common Core math vocabulary like more, less, and equal.  

Here is my Picnic Pal bulletin board.
We will take dictation from the kids about which sandwich they like best.
They will copy onto a bread template and we will staple it to the plate.
You can see the bread template on the memory book page above. 

Have FUN keeping the FUN in the FUNdamentals
and I"ll see you all here tomorrow with more classroom set-up ideas.
Palma :)


  1. It all looks great! I love the edible tree, especially! What did you use to make the letters stick?

  2. Hi Heidi, We didn't stick the letters down. They made it & they ate it. But... you could use a little dab of whipped cream cheese if you like. It's a little healthier than frosting, which is the edible "glue" we used in the past on other food projects like our Christmas tree cones. Now we use whipped cream cheese, healthy cereal, and dried fruit on our trees instead of frosting and candy. :o)

  3. Thanks!
    Hey, by the way, I have a blog button now! I would love it if you would add it to your blog roll!

  4. Just added your button to my blog roll. I placed it at the top because YOU are the best! :)