The purpose of this unit is to keep students engaged all the way to the last day of school! I designed this unit to keep students learning and busy so that I could finish all the end of year paperwork and business that often piles around us!
This unit is slightly different from my other units. I did not include any formal lessons. Instead several activities with all the materials are provided so teachers can use their own judgment to pick and choose. Depending on your class, the activities will take about a week.
*A Pirate Code of will be created and signed by the class and (the teacher!) to review classroom procedures.
*Students will create a pirate character and write a story about how the character became a pirate. Students will take this piece through the writing process and publish it on the provided final draft paper.
*A wanted poster will be created for the students pirate characters.
*A math project integrating types of triangles, decimals, measurement, and a word problem will be created and will resemble a pirate ship.
*Students will also create a pirate glyph and then graph the data from the glyph.
Please make sure to check out my blog for more *FREE* pirate resources like a parent invitation, readers theater, and food labels for a party!!
My kids loved this unit! Thanks so much! So creative!
August 13, 2012
My class had a lot of fun with this! Thanks!
August 12, 2012
We completed these activities the last few days of school. They offer a creative way to keep students engaged in meaningful learning and review while allowing the teacher to have some time to complete the many end-of-year tasks that come along. The math pirate ship was a favorite with my kids! Thank you!
Mandy Gregory has taught 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade in both the general education and inclusion setting. She is the owner and creator of the Teaching Tips website (www.mandygregory.com). Mandy has over 10 years of experience.