Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pirates, Tumble Books, and FREEBIE!!

This week we have been learning the /ar/ sound like in ARGH!!  Last year I purchased Abby’s PirateUnit!!  My students loved it!!  You can read about it HERE!   This year I decided to do a whole week of pirates.  I created a pirate pack to practice some additional skills: sequencing, ABC order/ Vocabulary Cards, Addition of three numbers.

Monday we “listening/watched” Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long on Tumble Books.  Do you all watch Tumble Books at your school?  I LOVE THEM!!!  We are lucky our local library pays for a subscription so we can watch them FREE through the site.  If you haven'ts checked out Tumble Books or you have never heard of them you MUST!!!  
You can check them out here.

Cumberland County Library for Kids:

Then click on:

Online Activities


Story Books

We also so watched: How I Became a Pirate on Tumble Books.  This week we have been practicing sequencing.  Here are some pictures of my students’ work.

Pirate’s Don’t Change Diapers – Sequencing

We also read, Pie Rats AHOY!! By Richard Scary
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We also practice putting some words from our pirate stories in ABC Order and looked them up in the dictionary!  You can download this dictionary sheet FOR FREE on my TPT store!! 

In math we have been learning to add three numbers.  I taught my students to first add the top two numbers and then add sum and the last number.

Count Me Treasure – Add three coins memory Game

Pirate Hats Count the Dots – I just drew the dots but you could use bingo dotters or stickers.


You can find the sequencing pages, vocabulary cards, and the these math activities in my Pirate Pack.  Plus a few other activities!!  

I will also give away ONE copy to the person who can guess who many days of school I have left!!


Lohren Nolan said...

Looks so cute! It looks perfect for my pirate week at the end of the year!

Totally Terrific Teaching Tools

Lohren Nolan

Mrs. Kimbrell said...

Ooh!! I have 4 days left! I am guessing you have 8?


Lisa R. said...

I'm definitely buying this packet! I have a pirate theme in my classroom & this would be perfect. :) I am going to guess that you have 16 days left...just because I have no idea & that's how many days I have left LOL!

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Learning Is Something to Treasure

ashleythurston said...

this is cute....i love guessing lets say 11 days

t. ulch said...

I am going to guess you have 14 days left!??! We have 5! Can't wait!

Shelly said...

So cute! I think you have 14 days left from stalking your blog....but, since t. ulch guessed that and I didn't see that you had said that was it, I would have to say 13 or 15. But, on May 1, you said 27 days...are you impressed? I did my homework! Good luck with the rest of the year!


Kim West said...

I guess you have 6 days left! Rhis is adorable!

Shane and Laine said...

This is adorable! Our field day theme this year is pirates and we have been doing some fun activities! This would be perfect!
9 more days??

Primary Possibilities said...

Very cute! I love the dictionary. Researchers are pushing vocabulary really hard right now!!

Your newest follower!


Primary Possibilities said...

Very cute! I love the dictionary. Researchers are pushing vocabulary really hard right now!!

Your newest follower!


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We're your newest followers! Your blog is adorable, and has the best ideas. Thanks for sharing them!

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Stephanie said...

Great website to listen to books and project them onto the screen or the tv.

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