Ahoy, maties! It’s not a hornswoggle! Today was “International Talk Like a Pirate Day” and a group of approximately 130 second-grade buccaneers at Tangier Smith Elementary School did their best pirate impersonations as they donned pirate garb, participated in lessons, read books and enjoyed snacks all with a pirate theme! This day, based on a parodic holiday created in 1995 encouraging everyone to use pirate lingo for the day, has become a fun tradition for Tangier Smith each September! Students in Ms. Romero’s, Ms. Worontsoff’s, Ms. McCoy’s, Ms. Dentel’s, Ms. Unger’s and Ms. Wingler’s classes participated.
At John S. Hobart Elementary School, students in Ms. Miller and Ms. Wallace’s first-grade class welcomed fifth-grade teacher Mr. Miller for a special reading of Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long. After finishing the book, he brought these junior marauders for a day on a treasure hunt for homework passes. Students also completed a writing activity, “If I were a Pirate…” and enjoyed pirate-themed ELA and math lessons throughout the day.