Our theme song was this awesome little ditty on YouTube. It’s all about /or/ and /ar/ words, and has a perfect pirate tune that will keep you and your friends singing all week long! 🙂
At the beginning of each day after we sang our theme song, a student also reviewed our Words of the Week using our Captain’s Hook (a HIGHLY coveted responsibility).
We then started the week brainstorming /ar/ we could see around us or think of. We made a list on our SMART Board and I made this matching chart that night. We also kept an /ar/ Word Collector throughout the week, but I forgot to take a picture – oops! You can read about our Word Collectors here.
(from Amazon) and led the high-seas adventure.
Ultimately, our treasure map led us back to our classroom where we found a REAL treasure chest!!!! (For once, my school-supply-buying problem paid off. Over Winter Break, I purchased a chest of post-its and it came in this awesome container!) Ever so carefully, we opened the chest – just in case it was filled with skeleton bones or snakes 😉 – to find freshly sharpened, personalized pencils from Graphite Pencils.
Using some pirate-themed vocabulary, we also enjoyed writing pirate narratives during Work on Writing during our Daily 5. We’ve been working on adding dialogue, zooming into smaller moments, and adding specific details – pirate week was a perfect time to practice!
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