Do you need to have a fun day with your students that still involves learning ... try this packet! It is filled with so many fun ideas - your students will go home loving school and talking their parent's ears off about the best day ever! My students write about this day at the end of the year in their memory books. For additional ideas, visit my blog. This is also a great alternative to Halloween if you are not allowed to celebrate it in your school. Have Fun!!!
Pg. 3-4 Help me get these pirate words in abc order! – cut out the pirate words and glue them in abc order in the boxes – enough pirate words for two students
Pg. 5-7 Nouns and Action Verbs – copy pages A and B back to back – fold on the solid line and cut on the dotted lines – write a sentence using the noun and an action verb – circle the verb in each sentence
Pg. 8 Pirate Adjectives – write adjectives about the pirate and use them in your writing project
Pg. 9-20 If I Were a Pirate … - a writing and craft activity – three choices of writing paper styles – copy patterns onto appropriate paper, glue eyepatch and bandana in place – glue on top of shirt – add a wiggle eye and facial features with a crayon – add a gold pipe cleaner earring by poking it through and twisting it in the back – extra paper for those who would like to write more
Pg. 21-24 “ar” word treasure hunt – 12 cards with “ar” words – copy on yellow cardstock and cut – can be laminated – take the map and sketch out a treasure map for your students to follow – you can use a preexisting map that your school already has or make up your own – I start my treasure hunt outside on the playground and work my way inside – I put gold candy in a treasure chest under my principal’s desk – the students have to find and write down each “ar” word on their paper before getting the treasure in the end – I have the students put the paper on a clipboard and bring a pencil with them
Pg. 25- Fun Pirate Phrases to Say in Your Classroom Today – a list of fun phrases and how you can use them – have fun – I don’t come out of character all day – I’m Captain Gentile!
Pg. 26-29 Numbers are a Treasure! – copy off the number charts and laminate – copy the number squares onto yellow cardstock and cut out – choose a number and place it on your number chart – use your number chart to help you fill out the numbers on your paper – put the number you chose on the middle line – write a number that is one more and a number that is one less – continue until the page is complete
Pg. 30-33 Pick a Treasure Card! – put the picture cards face down on the treasure chest – pick a card and write it on your accordion book – keep choosing cards until your book is complete on both sides – to make the book – fold the paper hotdog style then accordion fold it back and forth to form a small book
Pg. 34-36 What is Your Opinion on Pirates? – three choices of paper styles – your chance to write your opinion – are they cool, scary, dangerous, bad … why?
Pg. 37-48 Math Cards for Go Fish or Concentration – three different games depending on your students abilities – addition, subtraction, multiplication
Pg. 50-51 My Reading Spyglass! – create a spyglass with a paper towel roll cut down smaller or a toilet paper roll- cut paper to appropriate size – use to read books, word wall, flash cards - puts a fun twist on reading
Pg. 52 Don’t Forget! – a note you can send home to parents to remind students to dress up and to reassure them that learning will be happening on this fun day
Pg. 53 Thanks and credits