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!!
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