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Ahoy, Matey! Are you ready for a grand pirate adventure? This Pirate Escape Room is a perfect culminating activity for your study of pirates and a fun week filled with learning. This unlock the box event will keep kids busy solving math problems, matching pirate vocabulary by using the context of a story, and solving a puzzle of a mixed-up treasure map. They will have such fun and practice skills at the same time!
ncluded in the Escape Room file of this resource, you will find: • Table of contents• 3 pages of tips and tricks for setting up everything• Box 1- 2 pages of teacher directions, pirate story and meaning strips, a pirate poster, and the box labels• Box 2- 2 pages of teacher directions, math page in two levels, answer keys, and box labels• Box 3 – 2 pages of teacher directions, treasure map, treasure map puzzle, and box labels.
In addition: answer keys where applicable, hint cards for each task, an alternative locking system (made of paper), STEM Challenge information section, certificates to award students completing the task, 2 pirate decoy posters, black and white versions of all labels and certificates, and an organizing check-off sheet for you.
File 2 contains the STEM Challenge! The challenge is to build a Treasure Box. (Allow 30-45 minutes for the STEM activity- this depends on how experienced your students are with STEM projects.)
The STEM Challenge file specifically contains an overview page, 3 pages of teacher’s directions, constraints in 3 forms, lab sheet, 2 pages of photos, and a scoring rubric. The forms for this challenge are editable.
YOUR PREP for this event includes: printing, laminating, and cutting apart the story meaning strips, printing and laminating the pirate poster (it is used in every task), printing the math page, printing and laminating the treasure maps, printing the treasure map puzzle, and setting up the boxes. Total prep time is approx. 30-45 minutes. There are optional items that can also be printed.
After many years as a classroom teacher I made a big leap to a specialist's job. I became a STEM Lab Specialist in 2013 and quickly discovered I had no resources. I literally started from scratch creating my own lessons for 17 classes of third, fourth, and fifth graders. It was slightly overwhelming. Okay, a lot overwhelming! After several months of creating new STEM resources for my classes I really felt that my lessons could be a lifesaver for busy teachers - like you! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and store. Look around- I know you will find something that will suit your class perfectly!
"As always, with this resource you provided a comprehensive, user friendly, and truly awesome product! My students were beyond excited to try this challenge. Thank you for creating another slam dunk activity!"
4th Grade Teacher
Resource Creator & Teacher
Have you always known you were going to be a teacher? I sure have! I grew up in Germany and can still remember playing school with our neighbors that only spoke German. Somehow, kids can play even when they cannot understand each other. My dream to be a teacher continued right into high school and I really thought I would teach upper level math. But, you know, something about working in an elementary school just kept enticing me in that direction. I have taught third, fourth, and fifth grade and I'm now a STEM Specialist. I have two adult children and three fur babies. I love reading and cats and coffee and getting up early. My husband and I are slowly checking off visits to all the places on our bucket list. (Australia we are headed your way soon!)