When I was teaching, we would have an annual pirate day. I would dress like a pirate girl, complete with a black goucho skirt, red and white oversized striped sweater, colorful sash, black boots and striped socks, eye patch, one gold huge gold earring, a necklace made of coins, and, of course a bandana. We would walk the plank (balance beam), go on a treasure hunt, snack on "coins" (yea, chocolate!) and learn how to sing the parrot song. It was a blast! And, of course, there would be books...
Left: a book for those who love glitter and sparkle!
Right: A great pirate book to read to kids who will be so proud that they know how to read and pirates DON'T. It's a great one for promoting going to the library, too! And also that parents can be your allies in times of great danger.
Left: This one has got to be my absolute favorite book about pirates! It anwsers the questions many of us want to know such as: Do pirates take baths? What do pirates eat? (seaweed and barnacle stew -hmm, don't think so!) Why don't pirates get lost? (it helps to have a destination of "x") What do pirates dream about at night? (this answer might surprise mothers everywhere)
Go ahead.... walk the plank, shiver me timbers and pass me some pieces of eight! Find out your own pirate name when you go to this website http://www.piratequiz.com/ and answer some questions to determine who you are. Let me know, matey!