Ahoy there, matey! Ready to set sail on the Pirate Classroom Transformation and experience fun while practicing math skills? This classroom transformation will let you experience a real world pirate activity. Students will embark on a pirate adventure where they have to solve 10 math activities. My class loved this, as they got to become a pirate for a day. This transformation aligns with multiple common core standards.
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PIRATE CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
First, tell your class that they are going to be a pirate. To make it more real, my students wore a pirate hat and an eyepatch while playing. They completed ten math challenges and checked them off a recording sheet as the day went by. Math skills vary per grade, and yet all students have a blast pretending to be pirates!
PIRATE CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
Next, I organized my classroom with pirate themed posters and a banner. Then, I played the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack in the background from YouTube on my laptop while students explored and completed their math challenges.
PIRATE CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
Kids loved seeing all of the Xs on the floor marking where they were supposed to go. Each child had a recording sheet to keep track of which challenges they had finished. The cool thing is, the recording sheet was shaped like a treasure map so students got to write an “X” on the places they had gone so far.
PIRATE CLASS TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
After getting checked and signing their recording sheets, early finishers completed a writing activity where they could scan the QR code on each poster to learn fun facts about pirates.
When students finished all ten math challenges, I gave them a pirate treasure box that I found on Amazon. Inside, they found a pirate-themed homework pass! This is probably one of my favorite classroom transformations. From the decorations to the items students wore, it was such a fun day.
You can check out this Pirate Classroom Transformation HERE!
“Extras” certainly aren’t needed for room transformations, but they can be super fun if you want to include them! If you want to add any extras, you may like some of these ideas.
I also offer all room transformations in a DIGITAL format! This means students can complete the challenges on Google Slides if you’d like to save on paper. The QR codes/fun facts also come in a digital game format that students can complete and copy down online. You can learn more about how to do a digital room transformation here.
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.