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In this story, Edward is a boy who loves to read and imagine himself in thestoies he's reading. One day, he comes across an old and forgotten book called Lost Pirate Treasure. That night, pirates show up in his room to take the boook....but they can't read it! Only Edward can read the book and save the day.
This story was a big hit on several levels: D is learning to read, so he loved the idea of saving the day with his reading. On one page, they mention Edward reading about Peary's Arctic expedition, which he was really thrilled to see mentioned here after learning about it in our Polar Animals unit. And he is a 5 year old boy whose favourite story this past year was Treasure Island, so the mention of pirates was enough to gain his interest.
After about the hundredth time we read the story, he decided to make a pirate treasure map.
First, he drew his map. Next, we crumpled up the paper.
Then D rubbed it with a well stewed teabag, to give it that antique look.
We dried it in the oven on the lowest setting. Then we forgot it was in there and accidentally burned it to a crisp while making pizza, so he made it again.:)
With Dad's help, he carefully singed the edges.A map worthy of any pirate treasure hunt!
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