Kids have always loved pirates, but have they ever been more popular than now? Last month, I was talking about hopes, wishes, and goals with my 3rd-4th grade students. "I want to go to Hawaii." "I want to be a doctor." "I want to try skiing." Etc.
We were talking about who we would like to meet. I was expecting a fair amount of sports stars, singers, and movie stars, but the most popular answer, by far, was, "I want to meet Captain Jack Sparrow!"
September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Check out my post from last year for some ideas on how to celebrate it with your kids. If you're looking for some Pirate-related songs, I really like Eric Herman's Blackbeard, Bluebeard and Redbeard.
And of course, there is this wonderful video for Captain Bogg and Salty's Pieces of 8ight.
If you're looking for a fun, pirate-themed game for younger learners, try this one from Genki English.
And if you are looking for some friendly pirate-themed stylings (canvases, t-shirts, free screen-savers), check out my friends at Jeeto.
Happy Talk-Like-A-Pirate Day!