Included in the Zip file you will find a Pirate themed All About Me activity sheet.
Make a copy for each student to fill out. They will write their names at the bottom of their activity sheets. You will take up the activity sheets and read each one aloud to the class...BUT DO NOT READ THE STUDENT'S NAME.
As you finish reading each "All About Me" activity sheet, allow students to guess who it is. It's lots of fun and gives students (and you) an opportunity to get to know one another. BTW...I always fill one out for myself, too.
Also included in the Zip file is a Pirate themed Prediction for the First Day of 5th Grade activity (2 pages). During homeroom, I have my students fill out the first page. They will make a prediction about how their first day of 5th grade will go. At the end of the day, I have them fill out the second page. This is where they will decide if their earlier prediction was right or wrong.