January 4, 2013

AaaRrrr...It's Pirate Time

Here's what we've been up to during the first week back in 2013!

We've been working in our Me on a Map book.  The kids made a map of our classroom and then wrote about it.

This is also when I introduce PIRATES!!  AaaarrRrrrrr!!  The kids go crazy and it fits in perfectly with our map unit.

We read pirate stories and and completed a Braid Beard Character Map.

For Writer's Workshop this week our focus was, "Good writers answer the 5 W's."  Together we created our very own pirate story with Jeremy Jacob being the main character.  It turned out to be quite FUNNY and for some reason they wanted to add me into the story.  Here they are working!!

 And now the story...sit back and enjoy!!

I really hope this isn't how they think I look in the morning!

Should say, "it" not "in."

Of course I wanted to illustrate too!!

Quite the adventure...right?  Stay tuned.  Students will continue to work with maps next week and then will go on a treasure hunt!

I just added pirate work to my TpT Store if you have time to check it out.


  1. Thanks for sharing your Pirate Treasure! :) Our district's Pride Week is in a few weeks and our mascot is a pirate...so I'm always on the hunt for new ideas!

    A Pirates Life for Us

  2. What cute stories! Your kids have super nice handwriting! Do you practice? I'll have to check out your pirate work in your TPT.
    Rambling About Reading

    1. Haha, it was me who wrote the story out. We brainstormed on large chart paper but after our story was created I rewrote it on larger paper!


    2. I was thinking the same thing about the writing lol I was thinking, they are in first and have better writing than =)

  3. Love the writing samples! Thanks for sharing