we were one table short this week, because it was the most sturdy thing i could find. i wanted a big pirate ship. it kicked off x week. pirate play always provides opportunity to hone our “use your words,” ”what to do if you feel threatened,” ”how to get away if you are scared” skills. a couple years ago, we almost didn’t do our years long tradition of X marks the Spot week when the news was flooded with real pirate violence.
but for this year, the emphasis was on friendly…lots of AAARGHS….lots of treasure hunting…lots of baby rescuing (?)…and a friendly pirate ship.
sturdy it was, thanks to more tape and afghans with good stretch. i only wish i could have made it rock.
we tied some tubes to the fabric strips (fabric strips that were made for our wedding almost 15 years ago!!!) and were able to keep track off all sorts of things in the sea. including a pesky hammer head shark.
in sort of a brainwashing crazy way, we had this song on repeat in the background…until ms. carol turned it off…..: )
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stay tuned…this is only the beginning of our X MARKS THE SPOT week!