I started by reading "How I Became a Pirate," and I must say because I am sick, I did a REALLY good pirate voice. The kids loved this book!
Then we decided to make a treasure map. We talked about all of the different things that are outside on our playground that we could add to our map. I had the students label their map to practice writing the sounds they hear and to practice labeling. We crumbled our maps up to give them the "aging" effect.
Finally, we made a pirate craft. I found this craft on pinterest, and it inspired me to make one out of paper instead of a paper plate.
Step 1: The students cut and pasted the head to the bandana.
Step 2: The students drew an eyepatch and a smile in marker.
Step 3: We added polka dots to the bandana using the eraser top of the big pencils.
Step 4: I helped them hole punch the ear and add a pipe cleaner earring! :)