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...