Schedulin Sunday: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Sounds, And Candy Land!

It’s Schedulin Sunday! This week is CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM week! Our required curriculum uses Chicka Chicka this week and we just finished ABC BOOTCAMP so I love the timing! We’re working on numbers and counting, learning about pumpkins, and going to Candy Land!

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Reading Comprehension-Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

This week we are using our required reading curriculum by reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and celebrating all week long! We supplement with our Read It Up! resource. We are required to do 3 lessons a week so that’s what we do. We focus on the “learn” section of each lesson and use our Read It Up! to scaffold and support student learning!

This week is our review week following the completion of ABC BOOTCAMP so it works out great as a review of sounds and letters!

We kick off the week with a letter hunt! Students find letters, identify the sound and we put the letters in order!

The giant letters are from Alphapals!

All week we work on fluency and sounds and letters using our repeated language chart!

We also do a sort of letters, numbers, and words!

We will also do a directed drawing of a coconut tree!

And yes, there is a costume!

I wear brown sweats and students choose a letter. They identify the sound and letters and put them on the coconut tree. The letters are sticky letters from the Target Dollar Spot.

Pumpkins Research Project

This week we begin our month-long celebration of all things Halloween! We’re kicking off our Pumpkin Research Project earlier this year so we can also get to our Bats Research Project and Spiders Research Project during October!

This week we will start our pumpkin schema map, do a can/have/are chart, and label the parts of a pumpkin!


This year our district is using Illustrative Math as our math curriculum. We will be completing those lessons and supplementing them heavily with our Math It Up! resources. The pacing is very slow and we’re finally working on counting (although we’ve been working on this in our classroom already because I don’t believe in holding kids back!). This week we’re working on counting to 10 and 20 in small groups and whole groups.

This week we’re building towers to count to 10. We will also be counting with a pizza! This was a lesson in our math curriculum last and we modified it to make it more hands-on and differentiated. It was so successful as a whole group lesson, we will be turning it into independent practice and small group works this week! (Stay tuned for videos and a new Math It Up! resource!)

We’re also using Number Bootcamp this week. Our curriculum calls for making number posters but we decided number books would be more beneficial so students can practice counting to 10 and 20.

Students will each get a number book. For each number, they will write the number and draw the correct number of pictures.

Candy Land

It is a tradition in our classroom that we do a fun classroom change-it-up after ABC BOOTCAMP! We use this day to practice sounds and letters! This week we’re using one of our favorites: Candy Land! I turn the classroom into a giant game of candy land and we spend all morning playing and learning!

Mad Scientist Thursday

Our Mad Scientist experiments this week are coconuts! We will test a coconut to see if it sinks or floats and we will use our five senses to describe coconuts!

And yes, you must dress the part!

Foodie Fun Friday

Our snack this week is a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom snack! We use green Laffy Taffy, pudding cups, Whoppers, and pirouette cookies.


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