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Reading Under the Stars at Camp Stallings
Stallings campers and their families had the best time together during the December 1st Family Literacy Night when we read under the stars at Camp Stallings! Over 300 campers and their families listened to stories and sang camp songs around our indoor camp fire. The campers loved using their new clip-on book lights, read their new camp books, and relaxed in their sleeping bags during this event. One of our 4th grade teachers, Counselor Tucker, and her daughter lead all of the camp songs while Counselor Hayden from Hemby Bridge Elementary played guitar next to the campfire. Several Camp Stallingsâ€™ counselors including the Mayor of Stallings, Counselor Mayor Paxton, came to read. Counselor Mayor Paxton read us the book, Owl Moon. Our own principal, Counselor Breckenridge, read a funny story titled â€œThe Chicken at Stallings Elementaryâ€. The story featured Mrs. Gaddy, a chicken, and frogs who all loved to read just like the students at Stallings Elementary!
After a filling dinner of hot dogs, slaw, chips, and apple slices, the campers spent the rest of the campout visiting 4 different camp sites to participate in more activities. All campers created a camp journal to write about their reading, played reading board games, made bookmarks, put together tasty sâ€™more treats, and sang more camp songs around the fire with Counselor Tucker!
Reading under the stars at Camp Stallings was a huge success because of all of the supportive students, families, and teachers at Stallings Elementary!
This event was made possible through a generous grant from the
Bright Ideas program from Union Power Cooperative.
Written by: Brooke Kramb, Literacy Facilitator
Posted: Dec 05, 2011 by Janice Deane