Fifth Grade Camp
May 21, 2006 § Leave a comment
Three more weeks of school! After June 9th, my fifth graders will be moving on to middle school. It has been a tiring, yet good year.
In the first week of May, the fifth grade classes went camping, two classes at a time. I was very nervous ALL YEAR about this trip. Riding horses? Sleeping outdoors? No showers? Hmmmm….
Fortunately, I was going with a veteran 5th grade teacher, who showed me the ropes, and helped me along. It ended up being a great time of chilling with the kids, and just being outdoors. We went Horseback riding, made kites, made ice cream, decorated t-shirts, had devotions and quiet times, sang songs, and fed them lots of sugar right before bed (s’mores, etc).
My trusty J came for part of the time. Two groups of boys from my class offered J a place in their tents. The first tent had clothes and other various items spilling out of open duffel bags. The second tent looked packed, but a little neater. J seemed doubtful, but the boys assured him there was plenty of room. They shoved his sleeping bag in between theirs and insisted he stay. That night, J woke up to the sounds of snoring fifth graders, all comfortably snuggled around him. Fifth graders can be so cool!
God is good.