Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Letter Exchange

I would love to host a "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" letter exchange at the beginning of the school year.  This post has all of the details so if you're interested just leave a short comment with your name and email address.  Based on the number of responses I get, I'll either move ahead with the project or wait until a later date.  

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Lap Edition) by Bill Martin Jr.: Book Cover

Here's what you'd need to do to participate.  . .

1.  Your class will be assigned a letter of the alphabet and placed in a group with 25 other teachers/classes.   Each teacher will have their students brainstorm ways to decorate their letter of the alphabet then decorate 26 of the same letter.  There will be a template posted on my blog with the entire set of letters in a basic font like the one below.  You'll need to print out "your letter" on white card-stock paper and then start decorating.  You can decorate the letters with all kinds of materials...be as creative as you'd like!  
2.   You'll mail 25 of them to your group members for their complete set, and keep one for your own set.  Each teacher will be responsible for postage charges.

3.  After the project is complete, you'll have a complete set of custom alphabet letters.

4.  You can read the familiar back to school book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" to introduce this activity.

5.  Another part of the activity, which will be optional is to send a short letter from your class with information about where you live, your grade level, and how your school year is going.  I have also used googleEarth to map the locations of where mail came from in the past, and my students really enjoyed that.

The dates of the project will probably be September 1-30 which will give you a full month to complete the entire process of brainstorming, decorating, and mailing.  Let me know if you're interested!

82 comments:

  1. I'm interested. Here is my email.

    msk1ell(at)gmail(dot)com

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  2. ooooooooh me!!! me!!!! Yes this sounds like soooooo much FUN!!! I am totally new to all this teacher blogging fabulousness and I just LOVE finding all these fun ideas and great teachers!!! Yay!!! I would love to do this! I teach prek and my students always love this story and the activities that we do along with it! FUN STUFF!!!

    I decided I had to join in on all this awesomeness and so I started my own brand new blog! Check it out!

    http://preschoolsuperstars.blogspot.com/

    oh yeah, my name is Jessica and my email is rayydog@hotmail.com

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  3. I want in on this!!! This will be my first year in first grade and this would be such a great way to start the year!

    Sign me up!!

    emmalynnstamper@gmail.com

    Thx

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  4. I would LOVE to do this with my kids!!! Here is my email aamco360@gmail.com, and I will have a blog up and running by the time school starts http://mrsdobrowsclass.blogspot.com/
    Thanks,
    Angela

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  5. Hi!
    I would love to do this activity with my kids!
    I live in Canada and I hope that is ok, it would make for a great letter to learn from!

    Here is my email address robynjohnson_3@hotmail.com

    Thanks

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  6. Yay ! I would love, love, love to be a part ! I actually left the Valentine exchange board up until June! Here is my email jacquelineburgos@camden.k12.nj.us

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  7. Awesome!!! I have a beach monkey theme in my classroom and we begin the year with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! So my "Amazing Monkeys" will LOVE, Love, love this!!!! Yay!
    Heather Deramus
    hdderamus@gmail.com

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  8. Me Me Me!
    Ashley Harris
    ashleyharris31@gmail.com

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  9. I love this idea and I know my kinders would be thrilled to be a part. We always start the year with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom so it fits right in!

    Emily Foggin
    efoggin@clevelandschools.org

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  10. Count me in!
    Marchesem@hayscisd,net

    Thank you!

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  11. My first graders and I would LOVE to do this with you all!
    rachelberg1287@gmail.com

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  12. I'm in! I have a new blog (just published it today!) and I am trying to figure all of this out! We do several Chicka activities at the beginning of the year and I would love to add this to the mix! Cool idea!
    Mandy Taylor
    mandytaylor@live.com
    Firstgradetothecore

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  13. Oh we want in too! We have a new blog as well that should be up by the first of school.

    http://cekdgcrew.blogspot.com

    Here is my email: amber.etris@hallco.org
    Thanks Amber :)

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  14. I love this idea! I am so interested! My email is pinksmyink@gmail.com.


    Faithful in First

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  15. I would love to join!

    donna_richards@whitfield.k12.ga.us

    Thanks

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  16. My teammate and I would love to do this!

    We each have a class, so can we have two letters?

    cburkard@jeffco.k12.co.us

    And

    hsexton@jeffco.k12.co.us

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  17. I'm interested!

    jennifer.colwell@onslow.k12.nc.us

    Thanks!

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  18. Please sign me up! I have participated in one before and my class loved it!

    krullke@d11.org

    Thanks,
    Kristin

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  19. I would like to join.
    pmoore@graniteschools.org

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  20. Count me in!

    bauter@friesslakeschool.org

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  21. I would love to join in on the FUN! I teach Kinder, I hope that is okay:)
    My name is Ke'Andra Davis and my email is keandrad@ymail.com
    I hope to create a blog really soon..it is on my never ending to-do-list!

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  22. I would love to join! My email is livelovelaughkindergarten@gmail.com
    Tammy
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

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  23. I would love to be a part of this! I'm in the Houston area and would definitely be interested in writing a letter and even video conferencing with other classrooms if possible! My email address is emilydenice@gmail.com.

    Thanks for thinking of this great idea! I have been looking for ways to interact with other classrooms around the country!

    Emily Rocha

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  24. I am definately interested. Sounds fun!

    <>< Crystal
    kreativeinkinder@blogspot.com

    kreativekinder@yahoo.com

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  25. Mary Harmon

    I would love to be a part of this. M35harmon@gmail.com Thank you for the great idea.

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  26. What a great idea! I would love to be part of an alphabet group! It sounds like fun. Count me in!
    Thanks for the idea.
    Claire

    www.firstgradesmarties.blogspot.com

    odiet1@primelink1.net

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  27. Hi! I would LOVE to do this! What a fabulous idea!
    -Nitasha


    nitasha.sprogell@gmail.com

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  28. I have done something like this before and my students were so excited to get mail from around the US. If there is room I would like to participate also. Thanks!
    dianken@bellsouth.net

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  29. How fun is this!?!? Looks like I might be too late but I would love to be included if there is room also! Thanks!

    NikkiC25@aol.com

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  30. My second graders would love learning about different geographic regions and are very creative. We would love to participate. My name is Brenda and my email address is jfd631@netscape.net

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  31. This would be fantastic to start our year! Such a fantabulous idea! I'm Wendy and my email address is porters8@frontier.com. Smiles Wendy.

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  32. I'd love to join! I am from Argentina!!
    Ana
    www.ingles360.blogspot.com

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  33. and my email is ana_capurro@yahoo.com.ar (sorry I forgot to write it)

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  34. What a GREAT idea!

    rmoudry@brenhamisd.net

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  35. What a great idea! I would love to join in!
    http://estes-extras.blogspot.com
    mandy.h.estes@gmail.com

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  36. What a great way to incorporate all the letters at the beginning of the year! I love the idea of using Google Earth to show where the letters are coming from:) I would love to be apart of this activity!
    Thanks:)

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  37. My e-mail is plutj@wwcsd.net
    Sorry:)

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  38. I'd love to join! This sounds like fun and who doesn't LOVE mail.
    Thanks, Andi
    email: andi_monroe@yahoo.com

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  39. This would be great! My first graders would love this kind of ABC review. Count me in! My email is chrissyheath@verizon.net

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  40. Brooke,
    I would love to join in. I will get a teacher at Lee to do it with her class. I can be your contact person though and I will take charge of the lesson and all the activities.

    april.larremore@gpisd.org

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  41. I would love to do this too! :-)
    My e-mail is ruskieroo@centurylink.net

    Thanks,
    Heather

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  42. Well you have exactly 42 responses (me being 43). If someone backs out or you get 25 more teachers to join...count me in!

    randeeschatz@hotmail.com

    How about them apples?

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  43. Well, it looks like I am too late. But if you wanted to organize a second round, I am in!!

    Lyopchick@hotmail.com

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  44. I would love to participate also if I'm not too late!!! brownw@wy.k12.mi.us

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  45. If you're still interested please leave a comment. I've gotten several e-mails from teachers who weren't able to leave a comment but want to participate-so what you see in the comment section doesn't include everyone. Registration will continue until tomorrow evening. After that I'll figure out how many teachers are needed to make complete groups of 26. . .Right now we just need a few more teachers to make two groups (52 participants). Thanks for all of your excitement and willingness to participate!

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  46. I would love to do this! Great idea. spatterson@rcsdk8.org

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  47. There are exactly 52 teachers signed up now. . .if you're interested let me know, and we'll see if there's enough interest left for a 3rd group!

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  48. I would love to participate!

    lsypher9876@gmail.com

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  49. I would love to be a part of this! My students would love this!

    cdschovanec@sbcglobal.net

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  50. If I'm not too late...I would love to participate.

    teachinginhighheels@gmail.com

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  51. I am interested!

    my e-mail is megan.e.monroe@comcast.net

    Thanks!

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  52. I am interested in this project. My students would love it :)

    Cbboucher@gmail.com

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  53. I would love to participate! My email is amy.Thompson@strutherscityschools.org
    Thanks!

    Amy

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  54. If it's not too late, my first grade would love this! What a great way to start the year! My email is kmendl@cssu.org. Thanks! Kristen

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  55. I am also interested! Thank you!

    krichter424@mac.com

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  56. Is it too late to sign up? I hope not! I am a kindergarten teacher: berry.susan@brevardschools.org

    Thanks,
    Susan

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  57. I'd love to join in!

    malawson@ccsnco.org

    Thanks!

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  58. I would love to join! I am a Kinder teacher....this is such a fun activity! My email is marissagraves@hotmail.com

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  59. I would love for my class to be a part of this. I teach first grade and my email is kescue@lced.net. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. I would love to join if there is room!! My first-graders will love it! Here is my email: czbikowski424@yahoo.com

    Thanks,
    Christina

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  61. Please count me in also. lmunroe@sau29.org

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  62. Please let me join you! amyflund@hotmail.com

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  63. I hope it is not too late to join!! I just got home from vacation and would love to be a part of this Chicka Chicka Boom Boom fun! I know my kindergarteners would love to do this. I also talked to my mom who also teaches kindergarten and she would love to do it too. Please let me know if you have room for 2 more classes.
    Thanks!!
    Kari
    Karianne1120@gmail.com

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  64. I'd love to be a part of this too! I use this book throughout the beginning of the school year and what a great activity to add!! I teach first grade. I understand if I am a little late joining in!
    Thanks!
    Laurie
    lrichards@breweredu.org

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  65. I would love to participate. I am right outside Chicago in New Lenox, IL. You can contact me at mac122004@gmail.com Thanks!

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  66. I would love to participate. i live in Indiana. I teach Pre-K too. Reach me at schippj1@hotmail.com

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  67. I would love to do this. It's my first year in Kinder and I'm a little nervous. I teach in Las Vegas, NV.

    kimmer86@cox.net

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  68. I would love to join in!

    My email is lynnekoerner@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Lynne

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  69. If I not too late, I would love to participate.

    My email is tward@clayton.k12.ga.us

    Trinecia

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  70. If you are still taking participants I would love to participate!
    amytrowbridge@twcny.rr.com

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  71. I would LOVE to participate in this :) This is my first yr teaching 1st and this would help me out in the beginning of the year! :)
    drollo@nmiddlesex.mec.edu

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  72. If it's not too late my first graders would love to be part of this.

    Here is my email address: ljacobs@dwby.k12.mn.us

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  73. I would love to participate if you are still taking on participants. I think this would be a great beginning of the year activity for my firsties!
    leketia.thompson@marion.k12.fl.us

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  74. I am interested
    Tori
    utah
    tkforever@hotmail.com

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  75. I am interested

    Tori
    Kindergarten
    Utah
    tkforever@hotmail.com

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  76. This sounds really fun and I love the collaboration. This will be my first year in kindergarten and we spend the month os sept focusing on the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. What a great culminating activity.

    My email is plesslj@usd469.net.

    Thanks,
    Jane

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  77. If its not too late I would like to participate. I am returning back to first grade after 19 years in the above grades. Thanks!
    cgallagher4@comcast.net

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  78. If you are still looking for participants I would love to join.

    Shannin
    ilovekkm@gmail.com

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  79. I am almost TWO months late but I would love for my class to participate!
    klyn@bresnan.net

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  80. If you are still in need of teachers, I would love for my kindergarten class to be a part of this project. I can be reached at skmpow88@gmail.com
    Thanks!

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  81. I'm probably a little too late, but if not I would LOVE to participate! adixon@laurens55.k12.sc.us

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