After 26 days of ABC BOOTCAMP, it’s time to celebrate our learning and growth! What better way to celebrate learning our sounds and letters than with a fashion show? Our ABC BOOTCAMP fashion show is just one of the tools included in our all-inclusive, science of reading-aligned ABC BOOTCAMP resource!
Here’s how our fashion show works:
We sent home a vest made from paper grocery bags. We print the letters that are included in ABC BOOTCAMP. The letters are assigned randomly. However, if I have families that I know might do better with more challenging letters, we send those with that child. If we have less than 26 kids, we just leave out letters. If we have more than 26 letters, we just repeat the letters.
This video shows how we make the vests!
The vests go home and are done as a family project. Families are encouraged to decorate the vests using magazines, pictures, drawings, words, pictures they printed, or objects. We encourage them to have fun and be creative! There is a note explaining this included in ABC BOOTCAMP!
The vests will return to school 2-3 days before the fashion show. This gives us time to help anyone who didn’t have a vest made. We usually have a couple that need to be made at school. This gives us time to ensure we’re all ready for the show!
The Fashion Show
We do the fashion show in our classroom and invite families. We have seen schools go out and make this a huge event. Either way works. We love both ideas. We watch videos of fashion shows and practice walking the runway.
For the fashion show, we use our LED lights and play Vogue by Madonna!
ABC BOOTCAMP PARADE
Another thing we do to celebrate and involve the entire school is an ABC BOOTCAMP parade. The entire school lines the hallways, and the kindergarteners parade through the halls. It’s such a positive experience and can boost the school’s morale. Plus, the kids LOVE it and are so excited to be in a parade!
So, what are we celebrating? We’re celebrating the growth and progress we made in 26 days using ABC BOOTCAMP! We’re celebrating that ABC BOOTCAMP WORKS AND WORKS INCREDIBLY WELL!
We commissioned a blind study, and here are the results of that study which included 200 classrooms!
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ABC Bootcamp is only one component of our year-long math and literacy curriculum called TKS BOOTCAMP!
The TKS Bootcamp Curriculum can be purchased as a Bundle that contains all 9 math & literacy components at a 25% discount, or you can purchase only the components you wish to use. Each component and/or bundle is available in 5 different themes: Army, Monsters, Safari, Superhero, or No Theme!