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! 

<Images Provided by Scrappin' Doodles>


Grade ONEderful said...

That sounds like a lot of fun!

Grade ONEderful

Jess said...

How cute! :)
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Miss Hockensmith said...

Thank you ladies!

Barbara said...

I've given you the Liebster Blog award. Enjoy!!

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Deb said...

Hey! I just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Hop over and check it out! :)

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Amy said...

Love this book, and these are great activities! Thanks for sharing!

Jeannie said...

wow - what great activities! I am glad I found your wonderful site! I am your newest follower! Come see me too!
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Hope King said...

Just found your blog! LOVE this book. It will definitely be coming out every year around the holidays! :)

Hope King

Miss DeCarbo said...

You're blog is wonderful! I'm so glad I found it! I'm you're newest follower and just nominated you for the Versatile Award! Stop by my blog to pick up your award and check it out.

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