Who likes to go on a wild adventure? This classroom transformation will let you experience a real world pirate activity! Students will take up a pirate adventure where they have to solve 10 comparing fraction activities. My third grade class loved this as they got to experience and become a pirate for a day.
PIRATE CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
First, tell your class that they are going to be a pirate. What I did is, to make it more real, my students wore a pirate hat and an eye patch while playing. They completed ten math challenges about comparing fractions. The skills included were:
-Comparing Fractions with Numbers
-Comparing Fractions with Fraction Strips
-Comparing Fractions with Pictures
-Comparing Fractions with Number Lines
-Comparing Fractions – Error Analysis
PIRATE CLASSROOM 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 CLASSROOM 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 X out the places they had gone so far.
PIRATE CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
After getting checked and signing their recording sheets, I had the early finishers complete 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! It aligns with 3.NF.3 and 4.NF.2.
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.
5th Grade Pirates Classroom Transformation (COMING SOON!)
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