Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

We are working on learning our letters.  I like to introduce a letter a day and then we go back and reteach the letters throughout the year.  While introducing the first few letters, we are reading "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault.  It's a favorite!

Most of my students have never seen or touched an actual coconut.  I brought one to school and let the students each hold it and shake it.  They were astounded that they could hear the liquid inside.

We did some experiments today with coconuts.  First, we tested whether a coconut would sink or float in water.  We wrote our question, made a guess, and then performed our experiment.

After all that hard work, we needed a snack.  :)  We each tried some coconut.

We made our first class graph with the question "Do you like coconut?"  (This came from Julie Lee.)

We had a lot of fun with our Chicka Chicka Boom Boom activities.  It was a lot of fun!  Next week we are moving on to "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?"  Check back next week to see all our color fun!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Looks like you're having a good time. I love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom as much as the kids! Do you sing the little song as they come in the door? I wish I could find the rest of the lyrics- Skit scat scoodle doot flip flop flee everybody's coming to the carpet with me... If you know the rest of this song, will you let me know? Happy weekend!

  2. Great thinking to bring in a real coconut. I'm going to try that too. I love graphing activities because they are visual and done your way are very child centred.
    With thanks
    Julie :-)
    Mrs Stowe's Kinder Cottage

  3. Love this idea Amanda! :) Looks like you're having fun!

    Fun in PreK-1 & Kinder

  4. That looks really cute! I might have to find a coconut for the week we do chicka chick.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Clearly Kindergarten

  5. This looks so fun! I had to do a Child Development project on "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and came up with a card game that went along with the book. The kiddos I babysat loved it!

  6. I love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! I love how you integrated phonics and science etc. I bet your kiddos loved playing with the coconut!

    Compassionate Teacher

  7. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing, girlie!