The final week of our map unit included some pirate themed activities. Maps and pirates – they just kind of go together. We read several pirate books, including Pirate Mark, which focused on the ‘ar’ sound. The kindergartners went on an ‘ar’ word treasure hunt and then enjoyed an ‘ar’ treat – parfaits. Yum!
We learned about the cardinal directions shown on a map’s compass rose, so to help us remember them we made a pirate compass rose. The pirate’s nose is an “N” for north. We made his or her left hand form a sign language “E” for east. His or her shoelace made an “S” for south and the right hand formed a sign language “W” for west.
We finished the week with a fun pirate day! Some of the kindergartners, Mrs. White, and Duck dressed up as pirates. All of our class activities were pirate related. We played a popcorn word “walk the plank” game and a pirate math game.
We continued to work on our map skills when we followed a map to find treasure on the playground.
Our final activity for the day was to make an “island” snack. That was a great way to end an aarghfully fun day!