Ahoy, Mateys! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day, a fine day if ever there be!
So, what do homeschooling have to do with pirates, eh? Pirates love lesson planning as much as walkin’ the plank!
If ye be a parent, cast your anchor over at Pirate Parenting where Cap’n Billy reminds ye that tomorrow be Walk Like a Pirate Day.
“Ye can start Sept. 20 pretending you have a peg leg or that yer toe was bitten by a bilge rat. You could even put a live codfish down your pants, if ye want to walk like “Crazy Legs” Johnny Jibson, the first mate on me first ship. But “walking the pirate walk” means acting like a pirate in every way. “
If ye be wonderin’ what vittles ye might scrounge up for dinner, Cap’n Billy also suggests:
Prepare a typical pirate meal for yer family!
Here are some menu suggestions:
• Salt Cod and Rice (heavy on the salt cod)
• Rice and Salt Cod (light on the rice)
• Salt Cod Medley (salt cod combined with chunks of salt cod)
• Salt Cod and Salt Cod with Salt Cod in a Salt Cod sauce
Mmmmm……I guess that counts for the social studies for the day!
Ye can also find out if ye be raisin’ a pirate or a landlubber here.
If ye be needin’ a foreign language requirement, try the pirate talk translator.
Or ye can sail over to this roundup of pirate lore.
Ye can also assign yer scurvy homeschoolers to read about the history of Talk Like a Pirate Day.
No homeschool day is complete without vocabulary lessons. For an explanation of The Five As (because there be 5 of ‘em), this video should explain all ye need to be knowin. Arghh!