This has by far been my favorite unit! The kids have been so excited about reading and writing stories about Pirate adventures. There are so many great children's books to read with this theme. I think their favorite story was the one I wrote for this unit. It is pretty darn adorable, if I do say so myself! ;) We read it each day for Shared Reading and by the end of the week they were doing their own Reader's Theater plays on the playground. Almost all of them knew the entire story by heart. LOVE it! :) Here are a few random pages from the story I wrote. ( I really love having a smartboard because we can write right on top of the words.)
We did a Fair Share math lesson using pirates and gold coins. First we shared our gold among two pirate friends...
Then, we added a third friend to see how we could share the gold.
After we worked on this several times together I gave them all workmats, a recording sheet and gold
(Corn Pops cereal). This activity isn't included in my unit but if you click on the picture below you can download the workmat and recording sheet.
This is another fun math activity we did this week. They worked in teams to see who could build their pirate ship first. (this one is included in my unit)
And my favorite activity of all was our Pirate Glyphs. I love how each one seems to have its own personality. We made the glyph based on their answers to a few questions then we analyzed the data and created a graph.
If you want to check out the unit you can click on the picture below.
P.S. Many of you have emailed me asking about my Ocean unit.... I promise I'm working on it! :) This is a large unit because we use it for Open House so I am trying to pack it full of all of the cool things we do. I hope to have it finished by tomorrow. So Sorry!