Monday, July 18, 2011

I Couldn't Help Myself!

Hi Peeps! Kerri here...
I have an obsession with all things "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!" I love to read this book during the first week of school and teach my class how to make their own Chicka Boom Tree out of construction paper. (Directions in a forthcoming post) They LOVE it!  I also have 2 Chicka Chicka Boom Boom trees in my classroom-one against my back wall and another that is free standing and...wait for it....lights up! I got it for $11 two years ago at Big Lots and I about died when I saw it. I hang cut out letters all over it. Check 'em out...


So, when strolling through the aisles yesterday at Target, my daughter showed me this wee baby light up Palm Tree that PLAYS MUSIC, and I really and truly tried to abstain. Even though it was on clearance. And  plays "Wipe Out' and "Jump in the Line" (my personal conga line favorite!).  And flashes little lights as it sings. I ALMOST walked away. Then my 8 year old turned it on and started busting a move in the aisle. I could feel my resolve wavering. When she started spouting Classroom Management techniques to me (Mom, you can turn it on and let your kids get out their wiggles!!), I knew it had to be mine!! 
And here it is, the little darling!

I plan on hanging foamy letters all over it and displaying it proudly in my classroom! $10.48 on clearance at Target, and worth every penny to see my little girl shake her booty down the aisle!!
Hurry, Peeps, and go grab yourself one before it's too late!!

10 comments:

Mrs. Johnson said...

I just about grabbed one of these the other day for my jungle themed classroom, but I just couldn't justify adding another $11.00 to my shopping cart of dollar spot finds! Maybe I can sneak back some time this week....

Tammy said...

Good thing she was with you! What a great idea! Super cute!
Tammy
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Mrs. Daniels First Grade said...

What section did you find it in?
Tammy

Kerri and Lindsay said...

Hi Tammy,
It was on an endcap by the cards and wrapping paper at my Target. Hope you can find one!
Kerri B

Tara said...

Love your trees:) Just found your blog and am now a new follower:))

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Unknown said...

Tell Miss Kate I got one too.....very cute! Thanks for the idea!

t. ulch said...

I really love this! I might have to head back to Target! This would work well in my library corner for my safari them with some animals around it!!

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

Kerri-- I used this theme 2 years ago and made a HUGE palm tree on my door with the saying, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Welcome to Our Classroom!" and made the nametags using the students initials. It was such a hit! Even the older kids in the hall would come by and say, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! Welcome to Our Classroom!" They loved it! :)

Cindy Gilchrist said...

OMG - I need this! Our school is named after a palm tree (Palmetto). I hope I can find one!

84ea346a-1f06-11e4-a32b-5b2fa2a1414f said...

Would u be interested in selling the musical palm tree? Have been searching for one forever. Jenipaige@aol.com

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