Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Camp Read a Lot (part 2)

I've always wanted to have a classroom campout! This year I finally did it. It was honestly so much fun for my students (and me). I posted a bit about it earlier this week. You can read that part here (Camp Read a Lot part 1)

Each day during our camp, we transformed our normal morning meeting into a "campfire meeting". One of my campers was chosen each day to use a rainstick to signal the start of our campfire meeting. The campers gathered around the campfire to sing the camp welcome song to start each campfire meeting. We made up the camp welcome song together (with a few suggestions from the camp director - me) on the first day of camp. Then we sang the camp welcome song each time visitor came to our classroom camp throughout the week. I think we sang to the reading intervention specialist 5 times that week and I'm pretty sure some teachers stopped by to chat just so the cute little campers could sing to them. 

Here is our campfire. 

One of the teachers across the hall also let me borrow her inflatable campfire. That made spontaneous campfire meetings quick and easy. You can purchase your own by clicking on the image below.

My Camp Read a Lot (Classroom Campout Fun!) pack is available in my Tpt store.  

More about the camper favorites in the next few days...



  1. What a great idea! I'd love to win and share the fun with my kiddos!

  2. I also follow both your TpT and your TN stores!

    1. Hi Mary,
      You're the winner for the Camp Read a Lot (Classroom Campout Fun)! Send me your email address and I'll send you the file. My email address is

  3. I follow your blog and you're already on my favorite sellers list at Tpt! :o) What a neat idea!


  4. I would LOVE to have Camp Read A Lot! I follow your blog, your store, and your FB.


  5. Following all. Totally brilliant idea. What fun!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

  6. I follow both! LOVE the camping out idea. Super fun!
    Polka Dot Kinders

  7. One of my favorite things to do is go camping so I would love this to spread the fun with my kiddos! I follow your blog and store! :-)


  8. This is perfect for my end of the year camping day!!!

  9. I love the camping activities. I follow both your blog and TpT store. I’m having a giveaway please stop by

  10. This looks fantastic! I'd love to win it. I'm a follower of our blog and tpt store.