this year for the first time I created an educational camp using two of my favorite things. I had the children pre-read roald dahl's charlie and the chocolate factory. during the camp the children read the chocolate touch. For fluency practice, I wrote chocolate fever into a script. campers read the script each afternoon, and performed it for their parents on Friday.
we also ate chocolates for morning and afternoon snacks. On Friday we made chocolate.
the children played vocabulary charades and made finger puppets from wool roving. here are the puppets before being made into characters. campers also made dioramas from cardboard boxes so they had a little puppet theater.
it was so much fun, with hoopla hoops for Venn diagrams- but the children built their skills. And got warmed up for school.
only down side? i'm craving chocolates at least twice a day now.
maybe we need a kale and blueberry camp?
here's hoping your kids are reading and enjoying it as a sweet experience.