I love this! We'd probably be making one every other year but who cares it's so cute! -- read How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon -- Yes the sail moves up and down! And yes, there is a huge anchor in the back! I love the "walk the plank" and tape a shark fin or two around the plank and you're set!!
Afterwards, I introduced the "ar" word treasure hunt activity. Before the students arrived at school, I hid 16 word "ar" word cards throughout the building in places that the students frequent (i.e. hallway and classroom).
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