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kekonen kekonen is offline
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:03 PM

This is my 3rd year teaching 4th grade, and I'm doing a pirate theme as well. This will be my first theme, so we'll see how it goes!

I got this idea from another thread, but I'm going to do an AR bulletin board of a treasure map. Each child will have a little pirate ship that they move along the map for the number of AR points that they earn. There will be various prizes along the way (going in the treasure box, a free book from a book order, etc.) for the kids that reach the various point goals.

I also bought a pirate/treasure chest bulletin board set, and I'm going to make a board outside my classroom to welcome the kids. The set comes with a large treasure chest, gems, a parrot, a palm tree, and a pelican. I'm going to laminate the set and write names on the gems and place them on the wall around the treasure chest.

I'm also going to do a token reward system this year. Each child will have 5-6 gold coins labeled with their PIN number, and when I catch them being good, I'll drop one of their coins in a drawstring bag. At the end of the day I'll pull a coin and that child will get something out of the treasure chest. I bought a bunch of pirate themed items to go in the treasure chest too. I bought some pirate temporary tattoos, some gummy sharks and jolly rogers, jewel rings, gem bouncy balls, and jolly roger pencils.

I'm not going to go too crazy with the theme as far as decorating goes, though. I may try to make my classroom library into a "reading cove" with some fish net hanging from the walls and some other decorations, but we'll see what I can find.
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