Saturday, March 12, 2016

Arrrrr You Ready for Some Pirate Fun?


Pirates is an all time favorite theme in preschool {for both teacher and students alike}!  Our week was filled with plenty of fun and meaningful learning activities.  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to highlight our week.
What's pirate play without a ship?  
These little buccaneers LOVED the pretend pirate play.
Both sensory tables were converted into an opportunity to dig for gold and buried treasure.  Pouring and dumping is a great way to build strength and dexterity in the wrist and hands.
Letter stampers were also added to add a little alphabet play.
 To reinforce the concept of color matching with a fine motor twist, these treasure chests were backed with magnetic tape and used on cookie sheets.

The little mateys picked  up gems with bug catcher tongs and matched by colors.
Another activity was using the magnetic tape to back these shape treasure chests and jewels and then place them on our large magnetic divider.  I love using this divider during whole group instruction.  It makes it easier for everyone to see.
We counted using treasure chest ten frames and jewels,
as well as gold coins, and
small treasure chests.
Two littles played at a time.  They took turns rolling dice, and placing counters on the ten frames.  They compared numbers, decided how many more were needed to make ten, as well as who had the greater number.
For some alphabet practice, upper/lowercase letters were matched to letter sounds on a treasure map.  There's always something about drawing from a treasure chest that makes it a little more exciting.
The little hearties also practiced ordinal numbers by coloring pirate ship flags according to directions.
We made these adorable pirates to showcase our drawing and writing after reading 'How I Became a Pirate'.  They are totally getting the concept of adding text to illustrations, which helps with their bookmaking.
To help with the difficult task of following multi-step directions, we made these treasure maps.
Each little pirate decorated their own hat and looking glass…..
to take along as we went searching for some hidden treasure.
There were clues around the school,
which lead us right back to our room,
where everyone enjoyed their loot!
He's not a pirate, but we were super excited to have Mr. Matt {Glover} visit our room this week.  He's a treasure all his own!  I love all the lessons he teaches in such a non-threatening way.  This week, he taught the littles how to think through their drawings and to make them intentional.
He had this audience captured!

Now, a surprise for you!  Sunday {March 13th} is a special #SPEDDollarDeals sale on TPT!
I will have four of my products listed for $1.00, plus the rest of my store will be 20% off.  Lots of fabulous sellers will also have items for $1.00.  Be sure to check it out!!!

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day.  :)







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