'Aaaarrrgh' You Ready For A Fun Day?
September 19th is 'Talk Like A Pirate' Day!
Last year was the first time I had heard about this and only had 1 day 'notice,' so this year I was determined to plan out some fun stuff to do...
and then I found out I am scheduled for a day of professional development out of the classroom that day!
But, I am going to leave some fun 'treasures' for my substitute to do with my little pirates!
I pulled out my (limited collection of) pirate books:
This one I found as a fairly new release...
and there is a YouTube reading of it that is FABULOUS!
The narrator uses GREAT voices- far better than I could have done myself- and it is PERFECT for 'TALK' like a pirate day!!
I am going to show the kids this video on Thursday during snack to build anticipation for Friday- and especially since I don't want them to miss out on it!!!
Take a look at it here, or you can find it on YouTube by searching:
by Jonathan Mertz
My kiddos will start the day by making a pirate hat.
Simply color the hat, cut on the dotted line and staple to a sentence strip!
Our 'Word of the Week' this week is 'I,' so I made a quick foldable reader for them to practice writing in the word, and then reading. I put dots under each word to assist with 1:1 correspondence and pointing while reading.
I also like to leave a little something extra for the sub, so I made a pirate themed cut, stack, staple, read activity. They will be working with our 't' cut, stack, staple, read activity in centers this week, so they will be familiar with what is expected!
You can find all of these printables for free by clicking here!!
Although I show them in color, the free printables are only in black and white (I used colored ones as models for the sub to show my kids).
If you want to grab the graphics to make your own goodies, they are found in Krista Wallden's Pirate Combo Pack.
In addition to what I mentioned above, I have themed a lot of my lessons around 'pirates' for the day...
Our read aloud will be I Love My Pirate Papa and they will then use it as a springboard for Writers Workshop. We are working on Interactive Writing, so my little 'mateys' will be labeling some pirate clip art I printed. I will be laminating it and then attaching it to chart paper.
They will then use their 'independent writing time' to draw (and attempt to label) something a pirate has. I will bind all the pages together to make a class book.
For math we are ending our shapes unit, so I made this review printable for them to use:
They had practiced using a paperclip/pencil spinner last week and it was quite successful- plus they really had fun with it!
(this is not in the free printable pack, but you can try to save it as a picture/insert into a document)
And for snack time I have a package of
for each of them, along with a little note and some pirate tattoos for them to take home to continue the celebration!
I didn't want to send the substitute over the edge, so I decided against a pirate craft for this year, but if you are searching for one, there are a ton of really cute ones on Pinterest!
Now I think we 'Aaarrrrgh' all ready for 'Talk Like A Pirate' Day!!!
If you are in search of some more pirate goodies, I just uploaded these two (virtually no prep) pirate 'treasures' to my TpT store that are perfect for literacy and math centers:
Want a chance to win one?
Leave me a blog post comment with a 'pirate' term/saying that you are going to teach your students!
I will select a winner on Monday night so that they have plenty of time to get it ready for Friday!
Don't forget to leave an email address and which pack (ELA or Math) you prefer!
I hope you found some fun pirate 'treasures' to share with all your 'mateys!'
Until next post,