The Pirate Unit!

 
 

PIRATE UNIT!

 

Payoffs/Field Trips:

Our Pirate Unit ends with a Treasure Hunt field trip.  The kids have been encountering the dread pirate “Blackbeard” for a couple weeks and have now come into possession of his treasure maps and will spend the last day of school racing him to his treasure.

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Decorating the classroom/props

I buy several Pirate Flags ($6 each) from Oriental Trading Company and some pirate streamer flags to drape across the room.  

 

 

Music in class

I will play Disney’s “Yo-Ho Yo-Ho” almost continually during this unit!  I will also play instrumental music from the Pirates of the Carribean Soundtrack.

 

Outfits:  The kids wear pirate patterned bandanas purchased from oriental trading company for this unit.  They get to keep these after the unit.

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Pirate Morning Work:

Simply copy the pirate vocabulary words on the lines below.  The kids do this assignment first thing in the morning while everyone is arriving.

 

Pirate Mapping

The students will be learning their directions during this unit.  We start with grids with a starting point in the middle and they have to follow the directions on the paper that read 5 North for example.  They will write the numbers 1-5 in the boxes heading North (up) on the paper then they color in the boxes and go onto the next direction (7 East).

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Pirate Grab Bag (Feely Lotto)

At this station the adult holds up a card that has either a picture or a word representing an item on the table and they students place that item into their canvas pirate bag.  Then once everyone has one of each item in their bag the adult holds up the same cards one at a time and the students have to remove the items WITHOUT looking in the bag, they have to remove the items by feel.

 

Book List:

 

 

Pirate Coloring:

Pirate coloring books are easily found, especially with the popularity of the Pirates of the Carribean movies.

 

Pirate Art

The students learn to draw, paint and shade a skull and crossbones

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Pirate Math

Culmination of all the math lessons of the year including greater than/less than, addition, subtraction, number mazes, counting, Japanese math...

 

Pirate Mystery Words

After reading a few pirate books to the kids they have no trouble coming up with plenty of pirate vocabulary.

 

Pirate Vocabulary Sheet

The students write the words next to the pictures.

 

Captain Bones Treasure

 

Captain Hooks Shipwreck

 

Pirate Floor Puzzle (2)

The kids complete not one but two IDENTICAL floor puzzles that I keep in one box.  This really makes them work as a team.

 

Helpful/Interesting Web sites:

www.talklikeapirate.com

 

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PIRATE UNIT!

 

Payoffs/Field Trips:

Our Pirate Unit ends with a Treasure Hunt field trip.  The kids have been encountering the dread pirate “Blackbeard” for a couple weeks and have now come into possession of his treasure maps and will spend the last day of school racing him to his treasure.

*

Decorating the classroom/props

I buy several Pirate Flags ($6 each) from Oriental Trading Company and some pirate streamer flags to drape across the room.  

 

 

Music in class

I will play Disney’s “Yo-Ho Yo-Ho” almost continually during this unit!  I will also play instrumental music from the Pirates of the Carribean Soundtrack.

 

Outfits:  The kids wear pirate patterned bandanas purchased from oriental trading company for this unit.  They get to keep these after the unit.

*

Pirate Morning Work:

Simply copy the pirate vocabulary words on the lines below.  The kids do this assignment first thing in the morning while everyone is arriving.

 

Pirate Mapping

The students will be learning their directions during this unit.  We start with grids with a starting point in the middle and they have to follow the directions on the paper that read 5 North for example.  They will write the numbers 1-5 in the boxes heading North (up) on the paper then they color in the boxes and go onto the next direction (7 East).

*

 

Pirate Grab Bag (Feely Lotto)

At this station the adult holds up a card that has either a picture or a word representing an item on the table and they students place that item into their canvas pirate bag.  Then once everyone has one of each item in their bag the adult holds up the same cards one at a time and the students have to remove the items WITHOUT looking in the bag, they have to remove the items by feel.

 

Book List:

 

 

Pirate Coloring:

Pirate coloring books are easily found, especially with the popularity of the Pirates of the Carribean movies.

 

Pirate Art

The students learn to draw, paint and shade a skull and crossbones

*

Pirate Math

Culmination of all the math lessons of the year including greater than/less than, addition, subtraction, number mazes, counting, Japanese math...

 

Pirate Mystery Words

After reading a few pirate books to the kids they have no trouble coming up with plenty of pirate vocabulary.

 

Pirate Vocabulary Sheet

The students write the words next to the pictures.

 

Captain Bones Treasure

 

Captain Hooks Shipwreck

 

Pirate Floor Puzzle (2)

The kids complete not one but two IDENTICAL floor puzzles that I keep in one box.  This really makes them work as a team.

 

Helpful/Interesting Web sites:

www.talklikeapirate.com