I've been having another great week with my students! We are celebrating camping this week, and it's been grand fun!
As with any unit of study, I start with plenty of good literature:
I happen to own some camping gear, so I brought that in to show the kids. I also encouraged the children to bring in flashlights and sleeping bags. They are having a blast during reading time. They crawl right into the sleeping bags and read with their flashlights. Don't you love working with kids with imaginations?
Another thing I found in my cellar: one of these little tents from when my daughter was little. (Yes, I know, I really need to clean out the little kid toys from my cellar, she's 20!)
It's super easy to set up, and the kids absolutely love it! It set the scene for our camping theme, and it a great place for reading or playing a learning game!
Of course, most of our classwork at this point is review work, so we're working on writing camping stories, squeezing in camping ideas in math, reading, and even science and social studies! We're learning camping safety and loads about the animals in the woods!
Here's one of my most recent products, the Buggy Syllables game, which my students absolutely love! I love it because it's great practice for decoding multiple syllable words! Click image to see more.
The above products is included in my latest...Camping Theme Unit. I'm real proud of this one! It has a ton of activities to practice literacy and math skills, and since it has the camping theme, it makes everything more fun! Click image to see more!
And last, but not least, here's a nice warm fire for roasting marshmallows!
Yep, the kids love this!
Do you have any other great camping ideas?