Yearly Archives: 2016

Special Delivery- A Kindness Elf for the Crew

Today our Elf arrived from the North Pole!  He was sitting on top of our mast.  We had to name him to activate his Christmas Magic so the class voted on the name “Chippy” after a close race with the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Play 2016

Here is the link to watch our play from today! Thanksgiving Play 2016 We started our morning with each pirate sharing their pictures of what they were thankful for.  They were quite excited about doing the “REAL” play for parents … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

This crew is growing up so fast!  It was time to celebrate another birthday!!!

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Field trip fun at the J.C.A. Thanksgiving Play

Today we took a short field trip to the J.C.A. to see a Thanksgiving play.   The crew got front row seats and some were even included in the play.  It seemed to inspire them because when we returned to … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Parade

Mr. Strickland is very passionate about our annual Vocabulary Parade and he was thrilled to have parents enjoy the event with us.  Here are some pictures of these little cuties!  They each got to share their word and what it … Continue reading

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Pirate Boat Builders

We’ve spent a lot of time the past two weeks learning about the Pilgrims and their journey to America on the Mayflower.  Today they tackled building a boat that could float and hold all its cargo! Marshmallows were the pilgrims. … Continue reading

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Skype Session with the Virginia Historical Society

This week we learned so much from the Virginia Historical Society via Skype.  It’s amazing how much we learned.  Since we are studying the First Thanksgiving we wanted to know more about the Native Americans. The first thing we learned is that … Continue reading

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Turkeys in Disguise

I passed out a class set of turkeys to be disguised for Thanksgiving and the crew did the most brilliant job. Parents thank YOU for encouraging your pirate to be creative.   Look! No turkey’s here.     

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Election Day!

The news has been filled with election talk and an amazing way to learn is to “DO” so we decided to have an election.  We read three wonderful books about characters becoming the president.  The crew wrote about which person they wanted … Continue reading

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Toothpaste “talk”-Kindness is key!

Sailing on the high seas of learning together is teaching us a lot about working together as a team and using kind words in what we say and in what we write.   Sometimes we forget and this lesson today … Continue reading

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