Arrrrgghhh you ready for some spelling?

AAAARRRGHHH.. Can you guess what phonics skill we covered this week?? 
The controlled -r (ar) pattern is my ALL TIME FAVORITE phonics skill.  I go all out with my firsties and we become pirates for the entire week.  I found some cute pirate decorations from Hobby Lobby to give our room the pirate feel..
  This week we also read a TON of pirate books, some of my favorite are below.

We started our unit by reading reading Babbling Abby's Pirate Mark story from her Pirate Unit.  Students wrote down all the-ar words from the story. 
Throughout the week students had to find -ar words throughout the building.
  Once the pirate map was filled we went on a treasure hunt throughout our building.
The Clues are from our Pirate Center Unit.

 Here is a screen shot from our Instagram with more pics. (If you don't follow us on Instagram yet our name is ThrillsandFrillsinFirst, we post more there than we do on our blog )  When the students found the last clue a treasure of pirate erasers and pirate notebooks was waiting for them.  In the past, I have put pirate pencils, pirate tattoos, and stARbursts in the treasure chest.

 All our centers for the week all focused around our pirate theme.
Students had to Read the Room with their Pirate Masks. The cute masks were from Party City. 
 
Like every good pirate they had to hunt and search the picture for the hidden -ar words. 
For our Grammar center students had to read -ar words and decide whether they are a verb, noun or adjective.  (Pirate bags are from Target.  Sorting mats are included in the unit) 
In our Writing Center students had to edit Pirate sentences.

To purchase our Pirate Center Unit click the picture below.

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