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Pirates! Weekly Lesson Planner!

Pirates! Weekly Lesson Planner!

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Pirate week is here!! My kids have been “arr mateying” me all day! My daughter is now referring to herself as Captain Sparklebeard, and everyone who visits should expect to walk the plank or face the sword. =) The kids have been anxiously anticipating centering their homeschooling activities around pirates for awhile now, and I am so excited to share my weekly lesson plans with you! I hope you will find an idea or two that will work for you and your little swashbucklers!

If you would like a printable version of my weekly lesson planner (with a cuter font and better formatting!), just click this link : Pirates. (I do ask that you don’t reproduce this in any way, and that if you use an idea, proper credit be given.) I will be posting pictures and more information about our week as we do the activities together! So, climb aboard the Pirate Ship Supermom and set sail for a week of adventures on the High Seas…(The ABC’s…I couldn’t help myself!)

*Notes about the Lesson Plans

– You may notice a lot of repetition, especially in the Daily Warm-up. As an early childhood educator, I believe that repetition is key, and is an excellent way for children to learn (plus they enjoy routine, and knowing what to expect!) Each day in the warm-up, we review the calendar, work on our word family for the week, sing our song or recite our poem for the week, and work on vocabulary related to the theme. By the end of the week, my oldest can read around a dozen new words, my youngest has learned multiple letters, they both know a fun new poem, and have had great practice with numbers, days of the week, patterning, etc. Every skill is taught in a context…You won’t see me centering our week around the letter “P” for example, just because we are studying pirates. I’ve found that by teaching phonics and alphabet recognition within a thematic context, you are able to cover exponentially more material, and your children actually pick up and retain more information!

– I have divided some of our activities, to account for individual learning needs. When two activities are listed, the top item is suitable for my five year old, and the bottom is for my three year old.

I look forward to sharing some of our pirate activities as we complete them this week! Would love your feedback on if this feature is useful to you! Would love to start sharing more of my weekly thematic planners with all of you, with follow-up school activities.

 

 

Monday5/9

 

Warm-up__IP FamilyCalendar Theme IntroductionPirate Song Read-AloudRoger the Jolly Pirate ActivityTreasure Sorting Reading LessonBooks #1-4Flashcards Game or PuzzleWalk the Plank Chapter BookPirates Past Noon
Tuesday5/10  Warm-up__IP FamilyCalendar

Pirate Song

Vocab

Read-AloudHow I Became a Pirate WritingPirate Stories w/Pirate Cut-outs ActivityAll About Maps 

 

Reading LessonABC Treasure ListLetter Treasure MathDivide the Treasure Equally Chapter BookPirates Past Noon
Wednesday5/11  Warm-up__IP FamilyCalendar

Pirate Song

Number Work

Theme ArtHand print Pirate with Narrative Writing Read-AloudPeter Pan ActivitySunken Treasure Sink or Float Reading LessonSoap Boat and oa pageEnvironmental Print CookingFruity Pirate Ships Chapter BookPirates Past Noon
Thursday5/12  Warm-up__IP FamilyCalendar

Pirate Song

Vocab

Read-AloudShiver Me Letters: A Pirate Alphabet VideoLeap Frog: Numbers Ahoy orCurious George Sails with the Pirates ActivityDraw a Treasure Map Reading LessonBooks #3-5Soap Boat 

Letter Puzzles

SSRPirate Books and Book Box Chapter BookPirates Past Noon
Friday5/13  Warm-up__IP FamilyCalendar

Pirate Song

Number Work

WritingWhat do I treasure? Read-AloudThe Night Pirates ActivityTreasure Hunt  Reading LessonBook Box Review MathHow Much is my Treasure Worth? Chapter BookPirates Past Noon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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