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Hi Y'all,
This is a repost from last Summer.  It includes my PIRATE binder cover and some management notes.
I just finished up my new Seuss binder cover and I will post it tomorrow as a free download.

Pirate Themed Classroom

Ahoy There Me Hearties!  Many of you have told me that you plan to have a pirate themed classroom this year.  This is such a fun theme!  This week I will be posting some of my ideas and printables to help you get started with this theme.

I use P.I.R.A.T.E. binders in my classroom to help keep us organized. Each child gets a 1" notebook.  
This is the cover.  I laminate it with my Scotch laminator (so that I can reuse them for several years) and slide it in the front pocket of the binder.   I print out labels with each child's name and put them on the spine of the binder.  Click on the cover to download it.
Inside the binder I put the agendas that our school requires us to use,  a zippered pouch for when they need to bring money and several copies of the following notes.  I run the absence notes on turquoise copy paper and I run the change in transportation notes on a different colored paper.   When a parent fills out one of the notes they take it out of the three ring section and place it in the front pocket which is labeled  Notes from School and Home.  You can click on the notes to download them.

Sorry y'all I know this isn't much!  Consider it a teaser.    AAAAARRRRRGH!  :)


  1. Even if it's a teaser, it's adorable!!!

    Jessica Stanford
    Mrs. Stanford's Class
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  2. I grabbed this a while back and plan to incorporate it into my classroom. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  3. I always love to see what you have up your sleeve!

  4. I love this!! It's my next purchase for sure!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  5. Seuss is my theme for next year, so I can't wait to see your Seuss binder stuff.

  6. I know your Seuss stuff is going to be beyond adorable because all of your stuff is....I even won't aaarrrrghhhhh at you for teasing us! =)


    Heather's Heart

  7. so sweet! you've inspired me to make these in a superhero theme. thanks!

  8. Hi all! The pirate theme is very cute. The Reading Buddies can't wait to see the Seuss themed one as we're BIG fans of the doctor.

    The Reading Buddies

  9. We are doing a pirate theme again this year! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Your pirate themed ideas are so cute! I get inspired when I visit your blog. Thank you! One quick question, I saw another blog with your sound posters. Are your posters available for purchase? I would love to put them up in my classroom. They would be a wonderful visual for my students.

  11. Deanna,

    I had a pirate theme in my class last year and got so much inspiration from your blog!! The first thing I made was that pirate ship you had by your literacy centers. My husband and I worked together on it and had so much fun! Plus the kids really enjoyed seeing it every day. You're definitely one of my biggest inspirations! After sitting out and being a spectator for over a year, I decided to finally create my own blog. If you have any spare time (if that ever exists, hehe), I would LOVE for you to stop by and take a look at it :) I hope that other teachers will be able to get inspiration and encouragement from my ideas, just as I have from yours!

    Best wishes,

  12. These are great! Thank you for sharing!


  13. Deanna,
    I read somewhere that you taught a k-1 combo last year. I'm assign to teach one next year and I'm wondering if you would share any words of wisdom. I know that there are a few of us out there that would love to hear what you found that was successful and what didn't work to well. I had a k-1 combo last year for two weeks with 36 kids. It dissolved and ended up being a straight kinder, but I was so stressed! My kinders could not do anything independent, so my first graders were left to get quick instructions and then to work on their own. My aide, that I have for an hour doesn't arrive until 10:00! I just want this year to start better. If you had time to share any thought, I would LOVE it! Jennifer (

  14. Mrs.Jump, where can we find these graphics at? Specifically the pirate kids for the ship for your bulletin board? Is there a link?



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