Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pirate Day!

Today was our first day back since Elsa froze Texas. I love to look at snow, it's beautiful, but I'd much rather wear flip flops and a v-neck tee! Although, the ICE ice cream we made was delish! 

This week we are focusing on the sound of /ar/ and /or/. Super fun! I LOVE to get my kiddos excited about new learning, and hello,....I definitely want them to remember 1st grade as their BEST year ever! 

I found this tutorial online for my pirate vest. Thank goodness or it would have ended up looking like a shredded tomato. 

...and the man at Sonic gave me the strangest look when I rolled up to get me a large DP! #wedoitallforthekids 

We started our day off meeting our class visitor Captain 
Sm-ARR-ty! You can download him for free here. He needed us all to become pirates for the day and help him find his lost words! 

After we became pirates, we starrrted our voyage! #cheesyiknow We found lots of words for his map, but some did not have /ar/. The words that did not have /ar/ became shipwrecked! 

Sm-arr-ty was pretty excited we found all his words! But, our voyage wasn't done yet! He had more work for us! 

We headed off to our quarters to sort our own words just to make sure we knew the difference between the words Sm-arr-ty wanted and did not want! 

Next, he sent us off to collect gold for the treasure he was going to bury. 

...and he even made us walk the plank! This was by far their favorite! They had to read the /ar/ word on the card to walk the plank. I love seeing their imagination! They were trying so hard to stay away from the sharks underneath them! 

He then sent us off on a treasure hunt! 

We had to find rhyming words, the correct spelling for words, fill in missing sounds, count the sounds, and lots more! 

And, at last our ship ported and we found our treasure! 

It was full of jewels and Smarties! 

We had a blast today!

You can find all of these activities here. 


  1. Looks like your class had a great day!! It looked like fun!
    Elsa froze MS today... LOL

    Mrs.Christy’s Leaping Loopers

  2. You made this look like so much fun. I just bought it from your store. Thanks for all your hard work and for the sale!

  3. Would love advice--- I want to know how can I fit all these cute things in when I have go math and a reading series to teach. #iwantaclassroomlikeyou

  4. This is adorable! I'm going to add it to my cart! I'm your newest follower! Check out my blog for a week of Dr. Seuss freebies!

  5. I love all of this! I decorated yesterday for pirate week, I will share a picture of my door this week on FB. I'm ready, girl!