Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Favorite Alphabet Books, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Theme Pack, and two Freebies...

I cannot believe how quickly my summer is coming to an end!! I have exactly 19 days left of summer vacay! Noooooooo! I really need to get moving. I have the ideas in my head I just have not started any of my projects.  Anyone else in the same boat? 
I always begin the year with a quick review of the alphabet to gauge who knows their letters and sounds.  What better way to do this than with a read-a-loud! One of my all time favorites is....  Drum roll please... You guessed it...

When I first started teaching I had a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom theme in my classroom.  That is how I got started into creating themes in my classroom.  So of course I had to create a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Theme Pack.  Sure wish I would have had this pack when I first started out.  You can check it out at my TN store by clicking on the picture:

I also created a Communication Binder cover also uploaded to my TN store:
Another favorite is:
Look at these goodies that I found to go along with this cute book. Kerri over at Teacher Bits and Bobs has the cutest alphabet mystery puzzles pack that will go great with this book check it out at her TPT store:
I also found this Alphabet Mystery Box game from Lakeshore:
Both of these items are in my shopping cart at both stores. What a great alphabet mini unit this will make and will be such a fun way to review the alphabet.

I also like to have my students practice their handwriting skills.  So I created a Now I Know My ABC's Handwriting Practice book.  This is also at my TN store:

Here are some other great alphabet book read alouds:
Here are two freebies for my bloggy friends:
The first is a Meet the Teacher Treat Topper.
Check out my TN store for other treat Toppers in different themes.

The next freebie is an Alphabet Chart

What are some of your alphabet book favorites? How do you review the alphabet in your classroom? Share some of the things you do! Well I gotta go! See you tomorrow!

7 comments:

  1. Thanks! This looks awesome. I also do Chicka Chicka Boom Booom in the beginning of the school year.

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

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    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thanks for stopping by!! I love the beginning of the school year. You get to make learning fun for the kiddos!!
      Crystal

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  2. I love using Chicka Chicka Boom Boom at the beginning of the year. We usually make decorate letters with materials that start with that letter & decorate palm trees with our names too. :) I love everything that you have created!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  3. I love all your Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and alphabet items. You are so creative:) I can't wait to share this with those that are in the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Alphabet Exchange I am hosting. I will put a link on my blog so they can come check your items out:) Thanks for sharing!
    ~Carole
    kindercarole

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  4. Thanks for the freebies! I have awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award... Please stop by my blog at Karmenskindersofroom103.blogspot.com to pick it up!

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  5. Hello! I just found your blog and love it! I also love your items for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Thanks so much for the freebie. I am your newest follower and invite you to visit my blog sometime. :)

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

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  6. Love it Crystal! Very creative, I may use some of these items in my son's playroom. The teacher in me needs to turn it into a mini-classroom! Right now he is obsessed with letters and colors, so this is perfect!
    Leading and Reading

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