Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Chicka Chicka Facelift for my Classroom

     As I mentioned a few days ago, I'm starting the year (like 8257 other kindergarten teachers) with a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom theme.  I know that it's been done to death, but it's just so perfect for so many reasons so I'm going to do it anyway.  Since the theme itself is kind of uninspired, I've been trying to come up ways to make it a little more inspired.  So, where do you go for affordable inspiration?  Ikea!  The result?  My reading corner is getting a facelift!  I picked up two of these cute leaf canopies and two child-sized wicker chairs.
     I'll add some coconuts and ABCs to the leaves and we'll be reading under the coconut tree.  I'm pretty excited to see what it looks like when it's all set up!  (It really doesn't take much to make me giddy...)
To share the Chicka Chicka joy that I'm feeling, here's a quick little alphabet sort that you can use with the book.
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  1. I love this!! I plan to use it the first week when we read the book.

    Teachers Cannot Live By Apples Alone

  2. Cute idea ... can't wait to see what it looks like when you've got it all set up!

  3. How cute! I LOVE Ikea! I need to make a trip down there!
    Counting with Coffee

  4. I just bought the Chicka Unit for Back to School at TPT...It is GREAT....and on sale!
    So much to choose from to begin the school year.
    I am excited to begin!

  5. Barbara,
    I'm so glad you like the Chicka Unit, I'm pretty excited to use it too! I hope you have a great start to your school year!

  6. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing...can't wait to use this when we read the book! :o)

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Chick Chicka Unit! I'm using it next week with my kinders. I'm so excited to start! Thanks!

  8. I was trying to download the Chick Chicka printable but was unable. Can you tell me if it is still available? Thanks, Gwyn

  9. Chicka Chicka printable still available? LOVE your site!!