I set sail for Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in a new school, teaching my favorite grade--kindergarten! As you can tell from the picture and title, my decorating theme is pirates. Since then I've noticed a plethora of pirate picture books + International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th!
Our first reading unit theme is nursery rhymes. Lo and behold, my friend, Nancy I. Sanders, wrote A Pirate's Mother Goose, which I'll read to them after they learn the originals.
It's so fun to teach these little ones to become readers and writers.
Speaking of writing--try brainstorming a fresh hook or premise for a pirate children's book. I will try, too.