Arrrgh you ready to hear about all of our pirate adventures this past week? What a fun week! We did a lot of learning and a lot of giggling. Here's Pre-K 1's first morning message of the week which is adorable. Look at all those stick pirates!
Of course we put treasure in the sand table. X marks the spot!
We started off the week making pirates in art, of course! These Pinterest inspired pirates arrrgh awesome!
Pre-K 1 started on their pirates, too.
I let them use a sharpie to draw their eye patches on and they were thrilled.
I love these pirates!
We read a lot of great pirate books, but here are a few of the favorites if you want to check them out.
Two sweet peas in my class brought these cute books and we really enjoyed them both:
Pre-K 2 worked in their journals.
On Wednesday everyone came to school dressed like a pirate. Here's our group of our swashbucklers!
Last week something VERY exciting happened. Ms. Molly surprised us with ipads for our classrooms! The Pre-K classes were each assigned 6 ipads and I was OVER THE MOON about it!! I couldn't wait to incorporate the ipads into our curriculum. Besides, I've had a Pinterest board ready for over a year in anticipation of this moment ever possibly happening....and it did! YAY! Last week we spent time learning how to use and respect the ipads. This week Ms. Amy and I loaded games, including 3 educational pirate games and added them to our center rotation. They loved them!
We added a simple rote counting page to evaluate number recognition in our daily math binders.
How they did work wearing the eye patches in beyond me....I couldn't walk straight with one on. :)
Pre-K 2 made handprint parrots at art to go with their cute pirates!
Even pirates have to practice their ABC's.
Pre-K 1 made pirate ships in art. They were inspired by the amazing art site Deep Space Sparkle. I modified one of their wonderful ideas for this project.
After painting in various hues of blue, we took plastic forks and made wave designs in our wet paint.
After they dried we added pirate ships! SO cute.
One interesting fact we learned is why pirates wear eye patches.
Finally, pirate week wouldn't be complete without making treasure maps and going on a treasure hunt!
On Friday we made our maps.
We have been doing a LOT of cutting.
Some people crumpled their paper to make it look older.
Here's one pirate showing us his map:
After we made our maps, we went on a treasure hunt! It started with our morning message.
Each time we scanned a code, it gave us a new clue! Some of our clues included finding where the bow would be if the ECDC was a ship, figuring out where the Captain's Quarters would be and searching for the Galley!
The final clue asked which class a pirate would think is the best at the ECDC. There was some debate between Pre-K 1 & 2, and it turns out they would think BOTH are best because the treasure was right in between our classes under Happy's cage!
Everyone got to choose a piece of treasure from the chest!
Well, that wraps up pirate week! So Pre-K pirates out. We have so much more exploring to do!