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    Pirate/Treasure Theme
    By teacher4lf

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    I am doing a pirate and treasure theme. These are the ideas I have gathered from others on this website along with ideas from a pirate coloring book that I have adapted for my third grade class. Moreover, I had luck in Party City finding pirate theme items. Also, I made a lot of my titles on MS Word with word art and clip arts from online and used a laser printer. Finally, I cut the titles and pictures out, pasted a background and laminated. They look store bought and I spent no money. Hope this helps you run with ideas for your particular setting. I will post pictures as soon as possible.

    1. Pirate Bounty= Treasure Chest with treasure; HoTT Items for
    class economy
    a. Treasure chest
    b. coins
    2. "Get caught up in…Subject
    3. Set Sail with a Good Book… The Pirates Cove= Reading Corner
    4. "Open a book...find a treasure!"
    5. Message in a Bottle!= Word Wall; find a bottle and place
    paper inside or picture of it.
    6. Help is on the way!= Ship in the water; life savers (candy
    rewards); Reading Strategies:
    Navigate through story passages.
    P-preview & predict (pictures, graphs, title)
    L-look for underlined words
    U-underline 1st and last sentence in each paragraph (for
    main idea)
    N-notice questions (identify type)
    D- dissect paragraph (2 words in margin)
    E-evaluate answer choices (locate proof in passage)
    R-review
    7. Jack of All Trades!= Vocabulary
    a. parrot
    8. Sailing into Math Facts!
    9. Sea of Writers= Writing Process Captain’s Sailing Log=
    Treasure Map or Scroll;
    a. Treasure hunt
    10. Pirate Grub! Catch of the Day!= Daily Agenda
    a. Sword(?)
    11. X marks the Spot!= Multiplication
    12. **Alphabet**
    13. Are you a real treasure?. .Talkers Turn Back!= Rules and
    Consequences and Behavior Chart (1st gold coins and gems
    of different colors next to a huge treasure chest)
    a. Treasure chest/ hunt
    b. Coins/gems
    Every pirate is paid five cents per day for keeping our five
    classroom rules:
    · Always tell the truth.
    · There is always room for everyone.
    · We take care of each other and our things.
    · We always try our best to finish our work.
    · We take care of little problems ourselves.
    14. Ahoy, mates…Third Grade Treasures (writing
    their names on little treasure chests)
    15. P.I.R.A.T.E.= Prepared, Informed, Ready, And Together
    Everyday
    a. Burn edges
    16. P.I.R.A.T.E.S.= People In Route to Achieving Terrific
    Educational Success
    a. Burn the edges
    17. "This Week's Crew"= Weekly Job Assignments; Wheels with
    pix in the middle
    18. Race for Treasure! Arrrr…= Row boats and finish line; AR
    Bulletin
    19. Pirate Chef= Copy Pirate;
    20. Look- Out Point!= telescope
    a. spyglasses
    21. Beware of the Sharks!=
    22. Man the Wheel!=
    23. Fair Winds!=
    24. Shiver me Timbers!=
    25. Land, Ho!=
    26. Crafty Coins!
    27. Walk the Plank…=


    Books:
    1) "How I Became A Pirate" by Melinda Long and David Shannon
    2) "Captain Abdul's Pirate School" by colin McNaughton
    3) "The Horrendous Hullaballoo" by Margaret Mahy
    4) "Pie Rats Ahoy" By Richard Scarry (They love this one!)
    5) "Wembley and the Soggy Map" by Louise Gikow (Fraggle Rock)
    6) "Me On The Map" by Joan Sweeney (A Trumpet Book)
    7) "I'm The Captain" by Margaret Ballinger (Early Success Book)
    8) "Bananas In Pajamas The Treasure Map" By Matt Mitler (Golden Book)
    9) "From Here To There" by Margery Cuyler

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