Friday, August 3, 2012

Pirates Ahoy!

Ahoy Mateys! We are diving into the Seven Seas this year. I have worked harder this summer than I ever have including the multitude of summers that I moved classrooms or changed schools. The teachers in my grade level got so creative! The teacher across the hallway for me is doing owls and another is doing a rainbow theme.

A noticeble change was my outside. Before I had a sports theme complete with a football field, soccer net, and goal posts. Now it has transformed into the Seven Seas! 

My theme this year is P.I.R.A.T.E.S. It stands for Prepared, Informed, Responsible, and Truly Engaged Students. The door was turned into a pirate ship with cute little pirate wall stickers, butcher paper, and a lot of hot glue.

The walls on the outside are part of a 100 year old building that have been wallpapered about a bazillion times and convienently act as a cork board. Therefore I was able to staple a phenomenal water bulletin board paper that I found at Hobby Lobby (best store ever) for $8.99 for a 12 foot roll.

I added fishing net that I boaught from Oriental Trading for $12.00 for a whole-heck-of-a-lot of it! The pirate banner was $8.50 for 100 feet!!! I will never use all of it! Then I added foam swords(I found them in the dollar section of Target) that I glued the students' names to.

The finishing touch was this sign that I created using Microsoft Publisher and will soon post as a free product in my TpT store.


  1. Love it! Your students will be excited on the first day of school.

    1. Thank you! I am actually teaching my daughter this year, so one of my students has already seen it and is super, duper excited!