January 6, 2012


After reading pirate stories this week we wrapped it up with completing some work on the Pros and Cons of being a pirate.

We worked FEVERISHLY on our pirate story today.  The kids completed the illustrations.  Throughout this process I continually heard kids saying how much they loved writing.  Or, "This is fun!"  This made my day especially since I find writing to be the most difficult subject for kids to enjoy.  All the writing and tiring hands!  This is so hard for me to believe because I have ALWAYS LOVED writing.

Here they are at work.  We'll be sharing our book, The Deadly Pirates, with other first grade classes.

Of course I wanted to do an illustration!!

We also completed pirate glyphs this afternoon.  I made a pirate ship and they added their pirates.  Enjoy the pics.

Some weren't done and still have to add finishing touches!


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    Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  2. Thank you so much! I'm heading right over to check it out.

  3. Thanks for sharing your pirate booty! Our school's mascot is a pirate and our "Pride Week" is in two weeks! I can't wait to try writing a pirate story with my kiddos!
    A Pirates Life for Us

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  5. Thanks so much. I'll be checking out your blogs!!

  6. Wow, I've never done a pirate unit but that looks way cool! I love your blog and I am your newest follower!


  7. I usually try to incorporate it into our Map Unit. This year they've been right into pirates and most are writing stories during Writer's Workshop. I thought adding it into reading and writing would be fun for them!

  8. Hey! I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Hop over and check it out! :)

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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  10. So cute! Thanks for sharing all these great ideas!