Arrrr Ye Ready For This?

Yo Ho Ho! It’s fun to talk like a pirate. And, it’s fun to have a day devoted to doing just that (September 19).

My Kinder kids and I have already discussed the sound of AR, so this day gives us a chance for repeated impressions and additional AR fun.

I’ll read Are Pirates Polite? (Corinne Demas/David Catrow) aloud to them. If you haven’t read this book, you’ll love it. It’s an added-bonus book. Not only will they enjoy the story, I can get some phonemic awareness instruction in. We’ll also get to review polite manners and introduce and discuss the meaning of the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.

We’ll get some movement in with the song and video of We are the Pirates. I’m sure we’ll all be giggling, too.

Next, we’ll compare and contrast maps and globes, discuss 2-dimensional shapes and 3-dimensional objects and have a treasure hunt in our classroom for additional examples.

During our exploration of maps and globes, we’ll locate the compass rose and talk about the cardinal directions. We’ll get up and get moving with The Cardinal Directions Song.

Speaking of treasure, we’ll play Who Took the Treasure. One student will leave the room and one student in our circle will take the sparkly jeweled ring. The student in the hallway will return and try to guess who has taken the ring. It’s a fun collaborative group game since we work together to agree on who will be the ring taker.

Our International Talk Like a Pirate Day celebration concludes with an easy, tasty snack — Pirate Doubloons.

You’ll need:

  • Oreos
  • Duncan Hines Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • Wilton Gold Sugar Sprinkles (You can find this at Michaels)
  • bowls, plates, craft sticks

How To:

  1. Empty the sprinkles into a bowl.
  2. Spread a small dollop of frosting onto one side of the Oreo using a craft stick.
  3. Dip the frosting side of the Oreo into the gold sprinkles.
  4. Place on plate and continue with the other Oreos.
  5. Enjoy!

Wishing you a fun International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Hearties!