Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Set Sails and Make Way!
We have begun our Pirates unit! What fun we are having! Superboy is now Cap'n Scurvy Dog and his first mate Jbug is Black-Haired Jenny. I am the Quartermaster, Powderkeg.
We are setting sail in the year 1719 aboard the pirate ship "Hangman's Noose" for a raid around the Caribbean. Our secret home Port is Dragon Bay, Grenada. We wont tell you where we've decided to bury our loot!
Here is a picture of Cap'n Scurvy Dog copying over a map of the Caribbean onto parchment paper using an old-fashioned glass pen and ink. Yesterday we practiced our piratey skills by throwing a weighted rope out Scurvy Dog's window to measure depth in fathoms. Next we will be learning the bowline and sheetbend knots!
This promises to be an exciting voyage! Ahoy!