Camping Capers, Open House, “Sadsville”, & Spring Break

Maybe I should’ve just titled this post “Longest Post Ever”, because that’s pretty much what it’s gonna be.  You can abandon reading now and I swear I wouldn’t blame you!  HA!.
First of all, I just want to say “thank you” to all of you who emailed to make sure I’m okay!  I know I haven’t posted in a while, but y’all…it’s been a rough week.  First of all, getting ready for Open House was consuming all of my free time.  Aside from the fun school stuff, my sweet first baby…our pug, Griffin…was put to sleep last Friday.  As my sweet friend, Michelle, would say, our family has been living in “Sadsville” since last week :(  Mr. Spouse got Griffin {or “Griffy Griff” as my Grant called him} in 2000.  He was the absolute craziest, best dog ever.  Think a pug version of Marley {from Marley & Me}.  True story.  He had a face only his parents could love.
I swear I never thought I’d cry when he passed, but ohmiword, I was a wreck.  We made the tough decision after weeks of going back and forth trying to figure out what was best.  He was blind…deaf…and could barely walk.  Watching him attempt to take any steps was painful.  We wanted to take all that pain away…we truly think he had bone cancer.  He got so bad so quick.  The saddest part was watching my boys’ react to the news.  Just today Landon asked, “When is Griff coming home?  You said that he was with Jesus and Jesus was going to make him better.  How will Jesus get him back home when he’s all better?”  Oh my.  Tears.  And my sweet Grant?!  He will tell anyone and everyone who’ll listen that, “Griffy Griff is in heaven with Jesus now and God is making him all better!”  We miss our little guy, but we’re relieved he’s not in pain anymore!!!
Mr. Spouse and I are on Spring Break this week and we started our little vacation with a road trip to Houston to celebrate my sister’s 30th birthday….80’s style.  Mr. Spouse was a hot mess.  He went all.out.  I wasn’t far behind.  We had a blast!
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The next day we woke up and headed to Galveston to stay for a 3-day/2-night kid-free getaway at our favorite little hotel.  It was short lived, but SO fun.  I’m now on a fried food detox.  Ick.
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Now we’re back home and enjoying the rest of our break as a family of four.
Last week was Open House.  Like I said before, the weeks leading up to Open House are nothing short of crazy!!!  Planning, prepping, decorating…you name it.  Open House is a big deal at our school and our team really tries to make it special for the kids…and parents!  Since we were learning about animals & their environments in science,  we decided on a camping theme and here’s what we’ve been up to…
Our kids learned in “cabins” during our 2-week camping unit.
We decorated our doors with pictures of our “happy campers” :)  {We found this darling idea on Pinterest…the source of everything these days!}  Just incase you’re wondering, I used 3 sheets of paper for this.  I took camouflaged scrapbook paper and backed it with brown construction paper.  I cut out two triangles {camouflage & black} and stapled them together.  Then I took my scissors and cut a slit straight up the center of the camouflage paper and then folded back the flaps.  LOVE the way they turned out!
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Of course, you saw this fun little graph we did and that’s how we started our unit of learning.  It was a great way to gauge my kids’ prior knowledge on the topic and it really helped me to guide my teaching for those two weeks.
I checked out TONS of camping related books from the school library and bought a few from Amazon, too!  Here are just a few I kept in our classroom library….
I also had A LOT of books about various animals available, too {bears, foxes, skunks, porcupines, owls, deer, etc.} both fiction & nonfiction.  The kids LOVED reading these books!!!  I swear they were obsessed!!!
Since animals & their environments were such a big focus in our curriculum, we learned and researched A LOT of different woodlands mammals.  Have y’all ever heard of Pebble Go?!  Absolutely AMAZING site.  If you don’t have a subscription, I would HIGHLY recommend investing in one.  We did A TON of animal research using Pebble Go.  Each of our kids chose a different Woodland Mammal to research and ALL of their research was conducted using this site.  We spent a lot of time learning about different animals we might see while we’re camping on Pebble Go.  Our 2nd graders used Pebble Go for this AMAZING biography project the kiddos did.  Honestly, a GREAT site!!!!!  My kids spent a lot of time on Pebble Go during “listen to reading” while at their literacy stations during our camping unit.  They LOVED it.
We learned a lot about skunks and ohmiword…the kids thought these stinky little furballs were hilarious.  Me, notsomuch.  Have y’all ever run over a freshly deceased skunk?!  NOTsofunny.  We read a book called Sweet Briar Goes to School , by Karma Wilson and then I had the kids write about a time something disappointing happened to them and they made a little skunk peekover to go with it.  They were so stinkin’ cute {no pun intended;)}
We also did this cute little skunk writing craftivity to put out in the hallways…complete with a “puff” of stink coming out of it’s tail :)
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Another animal we researched was the porcupine.  After we learned some interesting facts about them, our whole team read the book, “How to Hug a Porcupine”, and then created these darling little guys that went along with a writing prompt, “How would you hug a porcupine?”
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I don’t have a template, but I found THIS on DLT-Kids…just replace the construction paper with toothpicks and you’re good to go!
Bears seem to be a popular campsite visitor, so we decided to research these guys, too!  We created a KWL to start our learning and read lots of fiction books about bears, too.  One of our favorites?!  Bear Snores On, by Karma Wilson of course!  The kids wrote about how they feel when they wake up and then created this fun little bear craft to go with it.
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We wrote facts about owls underneath the little “chest fluff” on their bellies.  The kids LOVED this activity and absolute LOVED being able to put their owls in our tree!  SO fun!!
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Speaking of owls, we also connected our learning to a little math craftivity.  We drew a camping scene and then used our fingerprints to place owls in the picture.  The kids had to write about the fraction of owls that were in the different parts of their camping scene and then create a little owl to go with it!  They LOVED this one!
You can download the template & instructions by clicking on the pic below.
As much as I hate the idea of running into frogs while I’m camping…or anywhere else for that matter…we created these little handprint toads to review our “tOAd words” {/oa/ words}.  LOVED this idea when I pinned it!  Our TL had the idea to use it with our spelling words…perfect way to tie it all together!
Deer are always fun to see on a camping trip, so I thought it would be great to incorporate these little guys into our learning as well.  Pebble Go taught us lots about deer and we learned SO much!!!  I also thought this would be the *perfect* opportunity to read “Dear Deer” by Karma Wilson and teach them about homophones.  We wrote a letter using pairs of homophones in our writing and then created this little deer craft to go with it.  I don’t know about the kids, but I LOVED this activity!  HA!!
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Needless to say, we learned A LOT about animals!!!! 
We also threw in some fun camp themed writing activities, too!  We created these cute little hiking legs and wrote an acrostic poem to go with it.  We brainstormed a list of camping related words that started with the letters in HIKE.  Whoa…that was hard!  One of my babies suggested we use a “resource” to help us, so I called on the Internet for some help :)  The kids had to choose two words to use for each letter when they created their acrostics.  Our TL found these cute camping scrapbook paper packs that we used and I LOVE the way they turned out!  Sorry I don’t have a template to share!!
We also learned some funny camping poetry!  My TL found this cute idea on THIS website.  We practiced reading the poem and learning familiar patterns within it. Then we copied the poem to practice our handwriting and created these cute little sleeping bag campers.  I cut out the sleeping bags {using the scrapbook paper from that same pack} and the heads and the kids added everything else.
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We worked on fractional parts of a set with Goldfish…
And with marshmallows, too!
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Speaking of marshmallows, one of our culminating activities was a day full of nothing but S’MORES!!!!!  Aaaaahhhh!!!!  I don’t know who was more excited…me or the kids?!  HA!  We spent the morning knee deep in marshmallow math and then headed right into S’more themed literacy centers in the afternoon.  We even made our very own S’mores and then followed it up with some expository writing!!! 
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As the kids were eating their S’mores, we brainstormed a list of adjectives to describe them.
The kids made their own little S’more and wrote some of the adjectives on their copy and then I hung them from the ceiling.  The kids wrote how-to books {all about making s’mores}, investigated & wrote about them using their 5 senses, and determined the fractional parts of their s’more, too!  If you’re interested, ALL of the s’more printables mentioned are included in my Camping Capers unit…the s’more craftivity is NOT!
When it was finally time for Open House…and time to show off ALL of this learning…I got busy making the room presentable. Sadly, our desks were beyond the point of cleaning, so I threw some butcher paper on top of them and then made little makeshift campfires on each table using tissue paper and leftover twigs that we used for a different project. 
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I set out “Brain Bait” {sour gummy worms} for the kids to take home…
I placed their “backpacks” on their seats {you might remember these from Open House last year}.  Their backpacks held all of their camping related work inside!  They made the little nameplates using twigs {they collected during recess} and glue….a hot mess, but cute!
We also set-up tents!  I didn’t bust this out until the night of Open House because trying to find space for it was a little nuts!  However, we had a big camping day the very next day and I kept it up for that.  The kids brought in sleeping bags and flashlights and we did lots of flashlight reading!!  We also told lots of “campfire tales” around the campfire…the kids had been working on their stories ALL week!!! 
Our TL’s hubby made these tents for our team…I wanted them for my boys so badly that I had Mr. Spouse make me two more!  HA!!  Now we’ve got three just hangin’ out at the house…perfect for movie nights or camping in :)  The boys LOVE it and they were SO stinkin’ easy to make!!!  We found the tutorial on Pinterest!!  You can find it HERE. I added a little half sheet to the front of my tent to make it a little more “private”.  My boys are LOVING it and they demand breakfast, lunch, AND dinner inside :)
Our halls this year were pretty cute.  Nothing like last year, but cute nonetheless.  We were visited by Mr. Fire Marshall a few times before Open House, so we didn’t want to go too crazy and make him mad ;) HA!
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I didn’t make it around to the other hallways to take pictures, but I gotta say that they were pretty dang cute, too.  With Griffin on my mind, I was just in another world!
If you’re interested in having a little camping unit in your classroom, you can check out my 135 page Camping Capers packet in my little shop.
I’ll give away 3 copies of this little unit to the first 3 friends who leave a comment.  

For those of y’all on Spring Break, I hope y’all are enjoying every little minute!!  For those of you still teaching, I don’t envy you…but I will in a few weeks!!!  HA!!! 


  1. Super cute!
    I always love to read about your classroom :)

  2. I LOVE everything about your camping theme! I am also a little addicted to your blog! :-)

  3. Cara - I looooove your blog! You have such amazingly creative ideas!!! I don't know how you do it all! I'm sorry that you had such a rough week, but it sounds like you have wonderful family around to support you. Blessings,

  4. I LOVE this!

    Johanna Tackitt

  5. I would love a copy! Thanks! Bpaigemiller

  6. Sorry to hear about Griffin. I would be a complete mess if I were in your shoes. :(

    Your room/hallway looked great for the open house, and the camping unit looks great too. I don't know how you have time to do it all!

  7. This camping theme is too cute!


  8. Love it! Super cute!

  9. This is amazing. My classroom in the past was a camping theme. This would have been perfect.

  10. I loved this are sooo creative! I never have the time to come up with the things you do.

  11. I love your camping stuff. So sorry about your little pup! I love my fur babies and feel your pain. :( I hope you enjoy the rest of your week. :)


    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  12. My team is plnning to end the year with a camping theme! I am going to mosey on over to TpT to put this in my cart!

  13. WOW! You really did have a long post...hahaha! I am so sorry to hear about your pug )-; I lost one of mine a few months ago and it was really hard...I can certainly relate to your :sadsville".

    On a happier note, I love all the displays in you classroom...the skunks are too cute! I have made a similar craft with the sleeping "heads", except it was for Mother's Day. Well, hopefully you have a great weekend!

    You can grab an award I made for everyone on my recent blog post...hehehe


    The 3AM Teacher

  14. Loved reading about your camping theme! We just finished up a huge unit on oceans and had an over the top open house too! We always end the year with a week of "camping" activities. We clear the desks and chairs back and set up 4-5 tents in our classroom for the week! We will definitely be using some of your fantastic ideas this year! Thanks for sharing!

  15. This is awesome!!! I just love all of your pics:) I don't know how you find the time!! I'm really enjoying your blog!!

  16. What a great experience inside of your classroom!!! I teach at a 99% free lunch school and I know most of my kids have never been camping... What a great way to bring that in to the classroom!!! :) LOVE
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First

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  18. Ah how CUTE!!! I am in Nashville teaching inner city (99% free lunch) and take our 1st grade kiddos camping for 3 days and 2 nights at Land Between the Lakes in Kentucky. They LOVE IT! A few years ago one kid saw a Brown Cow and the student had no idea what it was since it wasn't the typical black and white cow they see in pictures!! I can't wait to use this unit it will go perfectly with pre-camping trip lessons we do with the kids.

  19. I LOVE this unit! I have so many of your awesome units...guess I'll be adding this one next! I'm so sorry to hear about your pug. I have a pug too...Bugsy, and I swear he is the smartest dog I've ever met. Griffin was lucky to have you all! Prayers for your family. :o)

  20. Can I just say wow?! So many cute projects in this post, I don't think that I could choose a favorite. Love it all! So sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet dog. A few years ago, I lost my dog, a golden lab retreiver, after 15 years. I grew up with her and it was one of the two saddest days of my life. I feel your pain! But as you said, they no longer suffer.


  21. I'm soooo sorry about your poor puppers!!!!! Not fun putting a dog to sleep, I know your pain and it is sooooo hard!! Praying for your family!!!! I soooo want to be a kids again and u b my teacher; major awesomeness! Question, what type of school do u work at? I'm teaching at a title 1 and it is soooo hard doing all the fun crafts, etc when doing a unit because I have to spend my own money on items. Do u have parents volunteer to help with the "behind the scenes" work and do u ask for donations????? Just curious.

  22. Such a cute unit! It looks like y'all had a blast!

    I LOVE PebbleGo and don't know what I would use if I didn't have it!


  23. I love everything you do! Glad to hear you had a great spring break...ours is not until mid-Apri. Happy trails!

  24. WOW! I LOVE all your great camping ideas. We have Camp Read-A-Lot every year and I'll definitely be borrowing some of these great ideas! So sorry to hear about your pup : ( It's hard to lose a pet.


  25. Oh, I was teared up reading your story about your doggie. I still get sad about putting my Samoyed down two years ago. It did help getting a new dog, I went crazy and got two Cavalier puppies! Just love em! What a darling unit on camping, how much could I use with kindergarten? looks wonderful!

  26. I LOVE all of this! The kids must have had a blast. So sorry about your dog.

    Tickled to Teach

  27. WOW! I am worn out just reading all of this! You have been a tad bit busy! It is all precious and I am so glad you shared all your pictures!

    I am also very sad to hear about your Griffin. We are huge animal lovers at my house and I understand your sadness!

    We are on spring break too.. and gosh darn.. this week is scootin by so fast! I am a little sad that tomorrow is FRIDAY!

    :o) Kacey

  28. I am so sorry about Griffin. :( The picture of him looking up at your son is priceless!! I would definitely have it framed in black and white. I cried while reading about him. All your camper/wildlife stuff is adorable. I can't wait to download it! :)


    1st Grade with Miss Snowden

  29. Awwww, I know just how you feel about your puppy boy. Hugs to you and the family. Your classroom is lookin' good, girl!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  30. I'm so sorry about your dog. I'm at that point with my 21 year old cat where she may need to be put down but I just can't do it. I love all your camping ideas. Your classroom looks like so much fun!

    Swimming into Second

  31. I can't stop the tears in my eyes over your precious pup. I am so very sorry for your loss. We went through something very similar with our 15 year old black lab girl a couple of years back and it was just awful deciding what to do. And the ache is just terrible. I hope you find comfort in your memories.

    I always love seeing the things you do in your classroom, you are so creative!

  32. Hey Cara, We have been worried about you. SO sorry about your puppy! Kelly and I are sitting in a class right now reading your post when we should be listening to the presentor! LOVE your classroom and OH do you get it all done! We wanted to say hello. Miss ya!
    Diane and Kelly

  33. I can't wait to incorporate this at the end of the year! I always love your units!


  34. I love your unit. I love your blog. I am glad you are ok...but I am so sorry about your sweet dog. It is always such a tug at your heart when you lose a member of your family. Take care of yourself. Keep on trucking!

    Val Nikolaus

  35. Oo love s'mores! You're camping activities look like so much fun! You are truly an inspiration. And sorry to hear about the pup :(

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  36. I am so sorry to hear about you dog. It is always hard to loose a pet.

    Can I just say WOW! You always have such wonderful ideas! I love the paper backpacks, they are too cute! Would you happen to have the directions on how to make them? I am trying to do a jungle safari theme in my classroom with little explorers and these backpacks would be a perfect addition!


  37. Gorgeous work as usual! Again, I am so sorry to hear about Griffin. Have you read your boys Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant? My dog passes away my first year teaching at the young age of six. That book and I Will Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm helped me cope. I now keep that copy of Dog Heaven and a copy of Cat Heaven in my classroom. When a student's pet dies, I send the book home. On the inside covers, I have "This book was read in loving memory of..." The students write the pet's name and the date.

  38. I'm so sorry about your dog. I will continue to pray for you and your family. I looooove your camping unit. I love your unit from last year. I will be purchasing this unit. I want to incorporate computer tech skills also. You're the greatest and your team is awesome!!!!

  39. I am sorry about your dog! I know what it feels, I lost mine 7 months ago and it has been a long journey since then. Thank you for sharing your pictures, I love your ideas on the camping theme! I am fan of yours!! :)

  40. This is such an awesome camping content area- I could totally use it with Second Grade. Such great Ideas!! Thank you for sharing!

  41. As a preservice teacher reading blogs like this makes me realize that I have so much to learn and so much to live up to! You seem like a FANTASTIC teacher. I visit your blog everyday and I am constantly blown away.

    So sorry to hear about your dog. I lost my Golden Retriever of 13 years 2 years ago and we have yet to replace him. He too was a "Marley" type of dog. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers!

  42. Aww... sorry to hear about your pup. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. They're like a member of the family. Hope you enjoyed your vacation, friend! I am so totally blown away by this post, girl! How on earth do you do it all?! I am seriously SO IMPRESSED! This is totally your Magnum Opus. :)

  43. So sorry to hear about your dog. We were going to put my dog to sleep, but she ended up passing a few days before. It was so hard. I was heartbroken. Hugs to you!
    I LOVE the 80s party clothes! I went to an 80s prom a few years ago and it was super fun. We also have an 80s cover band that plays in our area and when you go see them, you have to dress up 80s style. SO fun! I have to say you rocked the 80s look! :)

    Stepping Into First Grade

  44. I am so sorry for your loss. My Shih-tzu, Poppy Chrysanthemum Knight, has cancer too. She has done well for over a year, but has just begun to limp. She too is our first baby. She has been with us for 8 years and lived in all 5 houses we have lived in. I cannot imagine life without her. From my heart to yours Im sorry!

  45. Okay, you are so creative! I am late for the giveaway, but rest assured I will be purchasing this unit on TpT for my forest unit & end of the year camping theme!

  46. OMG I just LOVE LOVE LOVE everything about this! Thanks for posting so many pictures.
    I cannot wait to incorporate this into my habitats unit next October! I'll be pinning the crud out of this post! :D
    Dragonflies in First

  47. So sorry to hear about your dear dog. What a cutie! They are truy part of the family...
    Love your little unit on camping! So original and creative!

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  49. I completely love your blog and your amazing, FANTASTIC, auh-maze-ing room! You are so creative and I would love to be a student in your classroom. I can't wait to head on over to your TpT store and purchase this unit for my future camping classroom theme. Adorbs!

  50. are you kidding me??!?!?! The camping theme is so creative!!!!

    Apples and ABC's

  51. Girl, this seriously may be the longest post I have ever read!! But I did, every word! SO sorry to hear about sweet Griffin! I remember my parents brought my dog to the vet when I was young and I kept waiting for her to come home. Your camping unit looks amazing-no surprise there!
    Finally in First

  52. Cara
    I am so sorry to hear about your dog:( We had to put our dog of 13 years to rest last week also. My 4 year old daughter keeps asking why he has to stay in doggie heaven...hard times!

    Mrs Johnson’s First Grade

  53. So sorry to hear about your sweet ol' Griffin. Losing a pet is very very hard.
    But glad to hear your spring break was lots of fun:)

    Grade ONEderful

  54. Cara, it was so sad to hear about your dog. I'm dreading the day we face that decision. Your Spring Break sounded fun. Your camping unit sounds just as fun! How does everyone comment so quickly? Hope to be one of the early birds one day. Glad you're able to get back to some type of routine. Open Houses are fun, but exhausting, like you said.

  55. So sorry to hear about your dog. We had a dog that died when my oldest son was only 14 months old. Because of pictures and a painting I made of her, my son remembers her and asks about her frequently. He's going to be 7 in a couple of months and he still talks about how our Sandy is in heaven with Jesus. Last year a two year old boy that we knew passed away, and my son asked if I thought he would play with Sandy in heaven. Talk about tears! My heart goes out to you. These painful memories will be replaced with happy ones later on as you look back and remember how your son trusted that everything belongs to God, even our pets. Matthew 10:29; 18:3. God bless.

  56. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I can not even imagine how you must feel. But, your classroom looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing all of your ideas

  57. I love your camping theme!! So many wonderful ideas! Thanks for posting!

  58. So sorry to hear about your dog. Hope you feel better soon. BTW, your 80's outfit does rock! Love the neon skirt and bow....Love your camping theme...the skunks came out soo cute! Awesome work girl! Lisa :)

  59. I am so sorry to hear about your dog. I couldn't imagine. I cried just reading about it.

    Your camping unit is amazing! I may have to purchase it in the near future.

  60. I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It is so hard to lose a pet. I was wondering where you were..glad your back. LOVE your units! Your so inspiring. Thinking of you and your family!!!
    Growing Readers and Writers in K

  61. This is an amazing idea! We will be studying animal habitats soon and this will be a perfect addition to our unit! Thanks for sharing!


  62. Absolutely adorable!
    I stop by daily to check out your blog for inspiration!
    I have given you a Top Ten Blog Award.
    Come check it out!
    :) Tamera

  63. I am sorry to hear about your pug. We had a wonderful pug named PJ. She lived a wonderful 12 years and 2 years ago we had to make the same decision as you. So sad; your post made me shed tears for you and your family. Pugs are the best friends around! I just love your camping unit. so cute.

  64. Thank you for the giveaway!
    And so sorry about your dog...

  65. WOW! That was A-MAZE-ING! Do y'all change your Open House Theme every year? That is a TON of work. I don't know how you got it all done?!?! Color me impressed! I love it all. I want to work at your school.

    I'm so sorry for the loss of Griffin. That must have been very hard for you and your family. He was such a cutie-pie.


  66. I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet pug...we are pug owners too - Bella is almost 6. I'm sure you are really sad. Your other stuff is so cute though, thanks for sharing.
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

  67. 1 word--AMAZING!!!
    I don't even have enough walls in my classroom!
    those owls are fabulous, the feet are adorable and what kid doesn't love smores. Wow, just wow.
    I would love for you to check out my blog--although after seeing yours, it doesn't seem like much. but I would really appreciate any tips/feedback.
    so sorry about your dog, that is a very hard thing for little ones to understand.
    Jessica :0)

  68. Your classroom looks amazing. I'm truly sadden to hear about your wonderful pug-pug. I know she had a wonderful life. I'm a mother to a pug too, and I think PUGS are wonderful!

    The Teacher Tattles

  69. You are a true inspiration! I teach ESL in Brazil to different age groups and I love your ideas!

  70. Love, Love, Love all of this! You are so awesome...thanks for all of your creativity!

  71. Amazing stuff! Thanks for sharing-it looked like a lot of FUN!!!

  72. Love the camping activities. Camping was something my family did a lot of when I was a child.

  73. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with school, but I have to tell you this!! I have been looking at your picture for the last few weeks trying to figure who it is that you remind me of. I HAVE IT!!!! I love, love, love, One Tree Hill! You are QUINN!!!!! She is on the show. You remind me of her, only she has lightened her hair. If you change yours, you could be her stand in!! She too is super sweet on the show, so that is another likeness! I love ALL your ideas. They are wonderful! Have a great remainder of school.

  74. My heart hurts for your sweet family...especially your boys.

    Once again I am in awe of you and your blog and your creativity....I am trying to figure out if I can pretend to go back to college and be your student teacher??!!????

    This summer I hope you do a bloggy meet-up because it would be a blessing for me to meet you. Your love for the Lord and your family and your school kiddos shines through in all you do.

    You bless me in more ways than I can are an everyday angel. =)

    Heather's Heart

  75. Oh, darn. I guess I'm not one of the first three to comment. :( But, I am your newest follower! Great stuff!


  76. I love your camping theme! I'm thinking of doing a fluency camp with my kids this year! I'm going to buy this right now!! Your are a great insperation!

  77. I absolutely love this theme! I will be using for my summer day camp. Great Job!

  78. Dang, girl! I always get a panic attack when I read your posts! LOVE everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Per usual!!!!!!!!

  79. Your frogs you made ...what did you do to go along with it? Also, how long did it take you to do this unit? Thanks

  80. Where do you get all your cute fonts? LOVE LOVE LOVE your site!

  81. You guys make it really easy for all the folks out there.
    bulk food

  82. Thanks a lot you have given this stuff to me you can’t even imagine that how important it is for me.

  83. Hi I have been looking for the sleeping bag template. I was hoping you could help me out. We are talking about being brave in our classroom and I think this would be perfect. I already own your camping camper bundle but this template is not in there. Could you please help??