The Hellion is into the Magic Tree House books in a big way! When I found out they had a website with lesson plans and other resources I was ecstatic! Turns out I am not all that fond of their lesson plans. They don’t work very well for me, though I have heard others say great things about them. The we got to Pirates Past Noon and they have a pirate math treasure hunt! The Hellion was all over this one! It meant a day at the park, math review and Pirates, what could possibly be better? (A pirate costume, maybe)
Just before we started, he had to get his pose on! We had designated one of the playground structures as HIS pirate boat. He has a shield that goes with this pirate sword so we hung in on his boat (of course I forgot to get a picture of it). I went around and “hid” the treasure maps with math questions on them. At first he would get one, answer the question and then go after another one.
That quickly got old, so he ran around like a crazy pirate and found all of them and then sat down and answered the questions.
His prize for finding all of them and getting them all correct was a trip to his favorite restaurant for lunch! All in all it was a great day and lots of fun! Can’t wait till we read Night of the Ninja’s!