Monday, May 21, 2018

Book Opinions 

The campers have published an opinion writing piece on one of their favorite books. The students worked hard to hook their reader with a juicy introduction, to write about their favorite part, picture, character or lesson to support their opinion about their book, and to include a powerful ending by telling their reader to go do something. The campers will be sharing this piece of writing with their grandparent(s) or special grand-freind(s) and with their parent(s) at our learning celebration! I am so proud of the writing they continue to produce!

Character Series Poster

The students collected stop and jots as they read multiple books on a character through a character series such as Cam Jansen, A-Z Mysteries, Stink, etc. The stop and jots included character traits and the evidence from their book to support the character trait. At the end of the series, students looked to see what five character traits popped up most often in their reading. Students then created character posters including the five character traits and a favorite stop and jot that they wrote.

A Visit From Public Works

Camp Davis had the opportunity to learn about Public Works and what they do to keep our roads clean and safe. 

The campers even got to sit in some of the equipment. This was a huge highlight!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Character Series

The students have done a wonderful job being character detectives by gathering information on their characters across a book series. Some of our book series include, A-Z Mysteries, Pony Pals, Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, Stink, and Katie Woo. The students find character traits as they read and support it with book evidence. The campers have had a blast meeting with their book groups to discuss patterns they see across the series. The students have enjoyed jotting down their information using the sentence frame: __________ is ______________ because _______________.
Another way they stop and jot is using a P (for the problem the character is facing) and R (for how the character responds to the problem). They finish the stop and jot with... this tell me ___________ is _____________.

Field Trip to the Portland Museum of Art

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

 Spirit Week!

We've got spirit, yes we do!
We've got spirit!
How about you?

We had so much fun celebrating Spirit Week together! 

Hat Day

Beach Day

Learning Celebration

The Campers have had a blast learning about Arctic animals and have worked hard on their Arctic animal research reports! They worked hard in their writing to hook their reader with a catchy introduction, inform the reader with facts about their animal, and found a powerful way to say goodbye with their conclusion. The students uploaded their reports onto SeeSaw and printed the QR code to attach to their Arctic Explorer project. We celebrated all this work with Mrs. Moll's class by scanning friends' QR codes, so we could listen to their reports. The students then left a stop and jot for a peer, complimenting them on something they noticed they did well in their writing. All of the students were so proud to see the stop and jot notes that were left for them! They also loved listening and learning about other Arctic animals that their friends had researched! 


Friday, March 2, 2018

Read Across America Day

You can find magic wherever you look. 
Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.
~Dr. Seuss