Sunday, March 18, 2012


Well, my first week back was in a word...tiring! It felt good to be back with my Kinder-Hoppers and just working three days of week really does give me the best of both worlds, but Holy Guacamole, this girl was T.I.R.E.D. by about 1PM everyday. I seriously felt like I was go! go! go! and then SLAM! right into a wall. I am excited to dive back into things with my kids; however...

Twas the week before Spring Break and all through the school,
Not a student was sitting and it seemed no one knew a single rule.

Let's be honest, this week is a bust. Tuesday is an Institute Day because of voting in the building and Friday is VIP Day (formerly known as Grandparents Day). We need to finish up our Ocean Unit, but this teacher is just not feeling it. I missed virtually the entire unit so what's a teacher to do? PIRATES! It ties loosely into Ocean right?

When I told the teacher next partner in crime...we were going to do some pirate things to jazz up this week, she said "I haven't heard too many good stories about pirates, lately." Hehehe....We're doing cute Pirate stuff. We aren't really going to talk about all the horrible pirate things, silly girl! 

I don't have a ton of stuff for pirates, just enough to do as Babbling Abby says and "bring sexy back". I used some Scholastic points and ordered a few books to add to me collection....
Pirates Go to School How I Became a PiratePirate Pete's Talk Like a PiratePirate PetePirates Don't Change DiapersPirates Don't Take Baths

I don't have a ton to offer because I kind of threw this all together late Wednesday night and then didn't go back to it until tonight because it has been crazy warm here in the Chicago subs. Coop deserved a walk or two or three!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week! Thanks so much for all the emails and love! Hope you find something you can use in your classroom. If you download, please be sure to leave a comment :0)


Argh! Here's yer booty!

Treasure vs Fools Gold Word Sort

Treasure vs Fools Gold Words Worksheet

Roll Say Keep Pirate Edition

Picture and Word Memory Pirate Edition

Do You Like Pirates Graph

I Have Who Has Pirate Edition

Pirate Patterns


  1. WOW!!! Thank you so much for sharing! You are so generous to share all of these great ideas!

  2. First, Cooper is so cute! Love the little hat! You make such cute activities! I have been wanting to do pirates. I have collected a few books, puzzle and seen some projects. love your things!
    Thank you for kindly sharing

  3. I am just writing to say....your boy is so stinkin' ADORABLE! Ohhh...and I am going to use your treasure or fools gold activity. Thank you so much for sharing!!! Amber

  4. Thank you so much. It will be perfect for our Letter Xx- X Marks the Spot unit. And your little guy is adorable!!

  5. Your little poem about the week before Spring Break made me laugh. It is so true!

  6. Love your ideas! I can't wait to use these at the end of the school year!

    ✪ Miss W

    Miss W Teaches

  7. Love it! Thanks for sharing your hard work.

  8. Thank you so much! These are all so cute and right where my kinders need to practice.

  9. Wow! Thanks for sharing all of these! I can't wait to use them! :)


  10. Thank you so much for all of your pirate activities! They are so cute....just like your little Cooper! I love looking at your blog (almost) daily just to see what new things you have added! Thanks so much for being so generous! How exactly do you play the "Roll, Say, Keep" activity?
    Thanks, Katie

  11. Cute cute cute! Love the pirate themed stuff! (As of right now we don't have a pirate theme...but with all the cute stuff that keeps on popping up I'm thinking I'll have to try to incorporate SOME of it in!!


    Rowdy in Room 300

  12. I'm addicted to your blog...and I've download a TON of things...SO THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

    I've shared your blog link with all my Kindy teacher friends and told them about how AWESOME you are! :)

  13. Looks great, thanks for sharing. I don't know how you get any school things down with that cute little boy at home. I would not want to work. I would spend all my time cuddling and hugging the little sweetie.

    theverybusykindergarten :)

  14. Shiver me timbers! These are great activities... your class will have fun and it will help you get thru these tough days before spring break! Our weather in Ohio is the same! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing all of your wonderful materials! They are so cute and amazing! And Cooper is absolutely precious!!

  16. Thank you fur all ye priceless booty!

  17. I love this wonderful booty of pirate treasure! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

    Joni @ KinderKids Fun

  18. Thank you for posting all of your cute ideas! I use your blog constantly! :) I especially like your pirate unit as it goes along with the name of our school's mascot (Buccaneers) which we refer to on a daily basis. I do have one question though. I can't get some of your items to download and am wondering what I can do to correct the problem. Again, THANK YOU for sharing!!!! :)

  19. Wow! Thanks for sharing your creativity. I am amazed how you can do that with your new little guy!

  20. Thanks Shannon! Next week is Spring Break for us, and when we return it's my favorite theme of the entire year....OCEANS! I do pirate things as part of it, so you're totally making my day with these resources. As always, phenomenal work. I seriously don't know how you do it all. Coop is growing so fast! What a doll! Keep those pics coming :)

  21. Thank you so so much for the freebies! I love the ideas and the graphics. Hope your settling in a bit more. Won't be long till summer. :-)

  22. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful things. My kids always love them. Can't believe you find the time with a baby and teaching!

  23. Thank you so much for the pirate activities. I'm thinking of starting the year with a pirate theme next year and these will be perfect. Have you checked out the books Dirty Joe, the Pirate and Shiver Me Letters: A Pirate ABC? They are really cute. My kids cracked up at Dirty Joe.
    Teachin' First

  24. Oh, my! Even when you have "nothing" for a unit, it is still awesome!!!

  25. You are my new blog to stalk! Your activities will be great for my Firsties at the beginning of the year!

    You have such a beautiful and generous are touching many hearts with your blog. I am one of them!

    I would be humbled if you came to visit me. I have oodles and oodles of *freebies* too! =)

    Heather's Heart

  26. A little mini unit on Pirates sounds like fun. I might have to see if I could squeeze it in somewhere! Thanks for all the great printables.

  27. Love your Pirate freebies! We do Ocean in May and this will be perfect! :) Thank you for creating and sharing! :)
    Crayons and Curls