Monday, April 22, 2013

Camp Read a Lot (part 1)

I'm a little behind on the posts that are on my to-do list. Soccer, baseball, dance, grandparent's tea, staff big wheel race, piano list of excuses could go on and on.

Last month, my class went to Camp Read a Lot (which was really a classroom campout in our classroom). I honestly think it was my favorite week of teaching (in 15 years)! My little campers (and their camp director) had so much fun!

 Here is a picture of the outside of my room all set up for camp!

 We used the table in the picture as our camp registration table. As I welcomed the campers on the first morning of camp, one of my parents worked at the registration desk to register each camper. The registration form is in my Camp Read a Lot (Classroom Campout Fun!) product.
 I did my campout during the last week of March, 
but it could be done at any time of the year.  
I'm thinking it would also be lots of fun at the end of the school year.


Don't ya love my teepee?!?!  It's actually not mine.  My friend, who teaches across the hall, let me borrow her teepee.  I had another teepee (from our library) and 3 small tents (borrowed from parents) set up in my classroom throughout the week.

We had a theme for each day of camp.  The themes were Read Under the Stars, Hike and Read, Campfire Stories, S'more Reading Please and Camp Sing a Long. Activities to go with the theme for each day are also included in my Camp Read a Lot (Classroom Campout Fun!) pack.

Here is a picture of my kids on Read Under the Stars day. I hung glow in the dark stars from the ceiling so the little campers could read with their flashlights.  I also played one of those sounds of nature CD's since there are always crickets chirping in the dark at camp.

More about Camp Read a Lot coming soon...


  1. This is SO CUTE!!!! I love it. I think this would be a great year end activity for us. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. What a FUN idea! How creative! This could be a great activity for an entire school. Your kiddos must LOVE having you for a teacher.

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  3. I totally agree with Angela and you - perfect ideas to make the end of the year special. I love that you have different things to go with each day. You are so fantastic!

  4. Absolutely loving this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That picture is awesome! :)

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