Thursday, October 1, 2015

Teaching Together Blog Hop: Pirate Curriculum

 Teaching Together Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Teaching Together Blog Hop!  Amanda, Courtney, Beth, Courtney and I are so glad you could join us! I am sharing the Pirate curriculum Kinsey and I have been navigating lately (pun definitely intended ;).

Ship Shapes:

I (cleverly) named this 'puzzle' Ship Shapes.  I made a ship using basic shapes and then traced and cut out said shapes to make a paper puzzle.  Great for use as a puzzle, to review shapes, and can use a ruler to measure.

Counting Doubloons:


(printable Doubloons from here.  Thanks to good ole Pinterest!) I traced and cut out the numbers 1-20, glued them onto white paper and added dots to correspond with each number.  Kinsey's in a big number kick which I'm heavily encouraging; whenever I ask her "how old are you?" she promptly responds, "K-I-N-S-E-Y" :) So anything number related gets two thumbs up.  This activity also encourages one-to-one correspondence by showing how each dot represents the numeral it adds up to.



Painting Craft:



This satisfied our artistic side. We painted and decorated a small wooden treasure chest from Michael's.  We used acrylic paints and stick-on gems (similar.)  They aren't the stickiest, so using a dab of glue would have been a good idea.  #hindsightproblems, ha!  A small collection from her hoards of jewelry is tucked safely inside.  

And what's a treasure without a map?  I had a pyro moment lighting the edges but I was super safe doing it over the kitchen sink. Check out that artwork, I clearly need to work on my ocean waves ;) 

And there you have it!  I can't wait to see what everyone links up so I can get some new ideas/ projects to share with Kinsey!  Don't forget to grab a button and see you back here on November 5th!





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10 comments:

  1. Arrrgh!!! What did you do with the treasure map? Just creative drawing? Or did you hunt for the treasure! I love the treasure chest. Oh hey was THAT the treasure =) yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me. That ship puzzle..ship shapes, you kill me...is my fave though. How clever!

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  2. A pyro moment lol! Love it. That treasure chest is on point! Great ideas. And could be a super fun party idea too!!

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  3. So fun! I agree with Courtney, this would make a great birthday party.

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  4. How wonderful!!! Love that treasure chest… I often clean out my jewelry and give my girls stuff that I've 'outgrown' for their treasure…. they love it. Totally forgot to link up! Next time… is it next month?

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  5. What a fun idea!!! I love the puzzle and the gold dablumes would be right up Mason's alley! He's been working on his number lately too so I may have to make this for him :)

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  6. Lol at the pyro moment! Mommy good at its finest I tell ya!!!
    Ya'll...that treasure chest is amazing! I might have to make that wth Lily. I'm a bit ashamed to admit my daughter has hoarding tendencies and would love it!! ;)

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  7. The whole ship/pirate theme is amazing! I would never come up wth something this clever! I love the little chest and treasure map. I feel like that might be something. Marcus would enjoy!

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  8. What a fun idea! The treasure chest turned out especially cute! Seriously, how did we ever come up with our own craft and project ideas before Pinterest!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  9. So much fun! We occasionally really get into the "piratey" stuff so I will have to remember these activities for that!

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  10. What a fun idea to do a pirate curriculum! My husband loves pirate stuff, so I think he'd even be on board with these activities! Love!

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