Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chicka Chicka and learning our Initials

So this was our first official full week of school.  We read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and Chrysanthemum.  Two of my favorites!  We made the coconut trees by tearing brown paper and green paper and glueing them onto the yellow paper.  I then cut out the letters in each of their names so they could put the stickers on their trees.  Aren't they cute!!

After the Chicka Chicka project we talked a lot about our names, and how important names are.  We had our parents send a quick note as to why they named their children their specific name.  We talked about the letters in our names, and that our first letters are our first initials.  We did this great project I saw on pinterest.  I originally saw it done with masking tape and crayons, but I chose to do it with tempra paint instead.

I think they look so fun once you pull back the masking tape.  I chose the 3 primary colors because we will be talking about them soon and because I figured if they mix in any way they will create new colors.  I really love these and plan to hang them on my brag board in my room.  

So what do ya think??  Love to hear your opinions.  


  1. Great idea. I think I will try it!

  2. Thanks Carol, I am glad you like it. Maybe I will see it on your blog.

  3. These are great projects Erin! I love the 'initial' one! That's on my list for the year!

  4. Thank you friend, it was so easy and the kids loved it!