Camp Read-A-Lot was a huge success! A big THANK YOU goes out to Traci Schmitt for bringing in, setting up and dismantling this awesome tent for our classroom. The kindergartners absolutely loved it and had a fun time reading inside of it.
Since we were not able to have a real camp fire in our classroom, Mrs. Dahl found one on YouTube for us to put up on our SMART Board!
We did lots of fun camping themed activities. We read the story When We Go Camping by Margaret Ruurs, paintings by Andrew Kiss. It is a beautifully illustrated story about how one busy family finds lots to do from sun up to sunset at their campsite.
Next we worked together in groups and had to come up with a list of the things we would need if our class was going to go camping. We shared out the lists at the end and were really surprised at all the different ideas the kids had for what we would need. This enabled the kids to have good discussions and they had to be respectful of each other's ideas and opinions.
And, of course, there was LOTS of reading going on!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this fundraising event. This event will take place during the next school year, in the fall. We appreciate your support!