Monday, December 5, 2011

Gingerbread Pirates

This week is "Gingerbread Pirate Week" in our first grade community!  We just finished a fun unit where we created a gingerbread village with our students.  Now we are continuing this gingerbread theme by having a gingerbread pirate week.  Our spelling pattern this week is "ar".  I have seen many units on "ar" with pirates.  I borrowed some ideas and adapted them for our gingerbread pirate unit. 

On Monday, when the students came in, I introduced the theme of the Gingerbread Pirate week by having some fun Scrappin' Doodles clip art up in our morning message.  We then brainstormed some "arrrrrrrrr" words in pirate voices.   Next we read the book: The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup.

This was fun because we have read SO MANY different gingerbread stories in the past months.  While reading we listened for more "ar" words.  Then we read a poem, did a word sort, and played some "ar" games!  You can find everything we did by clicking on the pictures below.  There is also a template to put together a gingerbread pirate and write "ar" words on his stomach! 

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