July 2, 2008: A'Camping We Will Go
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1. Create a menu for a family camping trip. Cut out pictures of seven different food items from newspaper ads. Choose food that would be easy to carry, keep and cook. Paste your items on a "Camping Menu" sheet.
2. Look through newspaper ads to find equipment you could use on a camping trip. List at least seven items. Put the price next to each item on your list and add them up. How much will your camping equipment cost?
3. Look through the community calendar or local section of your newspaper for information on camps in your area. Circle day camps in red. Circle music or art camps in blue. Circle sports camps in green. Circle outdoor camps in orange. How many camps could you choose from? Put a star next to the camp you would most like to attend.
4. Pretend you are planning the activities for older students or adults at an outdoor camp. Prepare a program that would include activities for each of these groups of people: (a) athletes, (b) people who collect plants, (c) people who study animals, and (d) people who study rocks. Now create a brochure for your camp promoting all these different activities.
5. Locate three newspaper stories that show how we are a free country. Paste each story on a piece of paper. Write several sentences showing how each story represents our independence on Independence Day.
This week's standards:
- Students understand that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, selfexpression and social interaction. (Physical Education)
- Students understand
people and events honored in commemorative holidays. (History)
(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)