First up we have been working on our pirate theme this week. One of my fabulous teaching team members found this hilarious book, Dirty Joe the Pirate A True Story.
Dirty Joe sails the sea plundering other ships to steal their socks. In the end he meets another pirate named Stinky Anne who steals underwear! Can you believe I read this story and my class was not rolling on the floor in hysterics over the word underwear!!! (I think something might be wrong with them, I have never had a class that didn't giggle hysterically any time they heard the word underwear!)
I also wanted to share some pictures of the pirate owl glyph we made today. I think they turned out SUPER cute! The kids loved making them!
I love the eyelashes on this one! She wanted to make it a girl pirate.
This kiddo wanted to add some facial hair to his pirate owl!
Arggh I hate when I can't get the pictures to turn! But anywho I wanted to show you one with the pirate hat.
I love all of the "tattoos" that this kiddo added to his pirate!
And yes that is GLITTER you see on our pirates! One kiddo asked if we were going to make the hooks shiny, so of course I said YES and broke out the glitter. Then one thing led to another and there was glitter on eye patches, bandannas and hats!
I thought you might like the patterns I made for making this owl glyph, so click here to get your FREE copy. (the large body didn't fit on one sheet so in the file the bottom is on one sheet and the top is on another sheet)
I also have the sheet with the glyph questions we asked and a pirate story map that I made for us this week. To get your free copy of those click here. (sorry I couldn't get them in the same file)
I also had to share a tip from one of my super smart teaching team members about doing glyphs. She asks the question and makes the kids stand in two groups before she shows them what they get for each answer. (I can't believe I didn't think of that before!) And it did keep everyone from saying yes I saw an owl so they could get the pirate hook! I did have one kiddo who tried to change his answer when he saw the hook, but I was tough and said sorry you only get to answer once.
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Thanks for sticking with me through this really long post!!! Hope you have a great end to your week! I'd love to hear if you like the pirate owls (and feel free to pin) Thanks!!!!