Camping at School

Hello All, 
I am totally loving the Spring weather that has finally made its way to Montreal! I'm also a little nervous and excited about tonight's game! Go HABS Go!!!!!!

 I know many of you are almost on Summer Vacation and thought I'd share a really fun "field trip" that we took last year. It was a great way to end the year and the kiddies had a BLAST! The teachers had a blast too, although we did need quite a few days to recover! 

All this because, we decided to camp at school, OVERNIGHT! 

It all began with a fun camping unit. We made campers and learned about all of the things that you need, to have a good experience in the great outdoors. 

We had so much fun and the students were really excited to hear about our overnight camping trip! 

They came in around 6pm and we served them dinner. Then, we separated the group in four and had stations: scavenger hunt, 5 minute brownies in a mug, a camper craft, and outside games. 

Finally, we all convened in the gym for some camp songs and a "fire." It was great! The students who did not want to sleep over got to leave and our little campers went outside with their flashlights (the highlight of the evening for most). The students had their sleeping bags set up in the gym and watched Harry and the Hendersons.  Of course, let's not forget the S'MORES! 
Oh, and the fact that they didn't do very much sleeping!

It was an absolute blast and we could not have done it without some AMAZING volunteers! 

 Since we had found Bigfoot prints during our scavenger hunt, we decided to study him a little further. The week following our campout was dedicated to the one and only and we had so much fun!

This had to have been one of my favorite units! We really, truly, had the BEST time! 
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Until next time...

Don't Bother Me Hat!

Good Morning Everyone, 
I'm so excited to link up (AGAIN) with some F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S bloggers in yet another amazing Bright Ideas Blog Hop! 

This is such a great way to get, well, BRIGHT ideas!

This month's BRIGHT idea is one that I use all year round. It is also a great tool to use in any classroom and at any grade level.

I call it: My Don't Bother Me Hat!

It is a quick and easy way to inform your students that you are busy and cannot answer their questions at the moment. I often use it when working one-on-one with students. It's always nice to have the least amount of interruptions when reading with or assessing a student. 

It is simple, just wear the hat anytime you wish to be undisturbed and point to it each time a student "forgets" and comes up to you with a question. This way, you do not need to speak and disrupt your one-on-one lesson.

It takes a few "training" sessions to get your students accustomed to the practice. It is expected that students will need some time to adjust to the fact that they cannot come to you at any given time for any given reason! Once they are familiar with the Don't Bother Me Hat, it is a wonderful, and well quite snazzy (if you ask me!), little trick.

The sillier you look, the better. For some reason, they just take it more seriously that way!

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Until next time...

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