Last week, on the day before Thanksgiving break, the 5th grade students went camping in their own classroom! I transformed the room into Camp Share-A-Story.
The students never get a chance to read aloud their
writing in class, and they get so disappointed when we don't have time
to share. I thought, since Thanksgiving week is short, we could use an
hour to read aloud a couple of samples of our favorite writing pieces
from our Writer's Notebook.
The students enjoyed eating S'mores dip/Graham crackers and drinking milk while listening to each other read aloud around a fake camp fire. The sounds of a crackling fire played on the Promethean board and made the experience seem even more realistic. As you can imagine, they had a blast at "camp."