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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Camp Write A Lot

Friday we had a camping day in school. The kids brought their sleeping bags, flash lights, pillows, blankets, canteens (water bottle), and snack. They had several writing activities to gear them up for our state assessment this Wednesday. They made a camp flag, wrote a jingle about writing, wrote a beginning and ending to a Bear Tale and wrote a story to go with a Camping Headline that was pre-made. They had a terrific time. Here are some pictures, the kids are turning their heads or looking down for confidentiality + it shows them really working!

We had a campfire and tent in our room. We had to have smores of course (graham crackers, marshmallow creme and Hershey's chocolate) while we sat around the campfire and shared our stories and jingles. We were at camp for several days and even wrote a letter home to our parents (day= lights on, dusk= one light on, night=all lights off). We had to be quite and respectful of the animals that lived in nature (bears and coyotes, etc) and we made sure we didn't leave any crumbs behind. My kids really got in to it and addressed me as Camp Counselor and we answered our class phone as Cabin 504. Now wouldn't you love to be in 4th grade again?


  1. This was so cool. I wish I could have been there to see it all work. You are a great teacher, and I loved looking at your students.

  2. What a great idea and experience! What a wonderful teacher you are! Your students will never forget this special "camp."