Along with that craziness and excitement, I decided to add to it and have an end of the year camping theme for the last two weeks of school. Take a look:
I'll start with the room setup. Here's our campfire made entirely of paper. I told the kiddos they can't touch it because it's hot. It worked! It's an ongoing joke at the moment. :)
I wanted to move the desks into a big circle, but it didn't work out. My room is too small. So...I settled with stadium like seating. They have that around some campfires, right???
Here's our tent, which is also made of paper! I used two chairs, a yard stick, and white butcher paper. The students had a great time decorating the paper before I made it into the tent!
We also have been working on activities from my Camping in the Classroom Unit! Here are some of the literacy centers in action.
In addition, we took 3 math hikes to review skills learned this year. You can see the product here. I scattered the cards around the room and the kiddos had to hunt for them and write down the answers. It's an easy way to make reviewing skills FUN!
We also wrote Super Sentences (expanding sentences) and our S'mores writing, but I forgot to take pictures!
And finally, here are some of the books we're reading over this couple of weeks.
Next week, we're going to continue our literacy centers and also add in the math stations, parts of speech hunts, make S'mores, and do some story telling. Are you "camping" in your classroom? If so (or even if not), what ideas do you have?