Pinebrook welcomed 20 rising 1st and 2nd grade students to improve their reading skills and learn in an Olympic themed summer camp. Students were divided into two groups and worked on either basic reading skills or nonsense word fluency and comprehension. Both groups had two certified teachers who read daily with students and helped them understand what they were reading and the basic structure and format of books.
Games and partner activities helped keep the campers engaged and challenged. All of the students showed progress over the course of the camp! Students kept track of the number of words read at the start of camp and tracked their gains. Some students doubled the amount of words read by the time camp ended!
To reinforce the Olympic theme, students started the day in a morning camp meeting. In the meeting students learned about the history and traditions of the Olympics, geography of South America and Brazil, and the types of events included in the games. During break time, students were able to move and practice their skills in Olympic themed games and exercises.
Two high school students that have studied soccer in South America visited and showed students soccer skills. They talked with them about their experiences living and travelling in South America. Davie High alum Cameron Peebles, who cheers for NC State, also visited camp. Cameron showed the students training exercises and tumbling moves, and encouraged the students to dedicate themselves to their studies.
Camp was fun and really helped students improve their reading skills!
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