#51 - How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long

Summary:  Who doesn’t want to be a pirate?  When a band of buccaneers invites Jeremy to come along on their voyage, he is thrilled. Jeremy Jacob thinks that the pirate life is for him until he realizes that also means no bedtime stories, warm beds or goodnight kisses.

Suggested Activity: Sorting Sand

Obtain some sand that has a lot of black grains in it. Spread the sand out on a big sheet of paper on a table. Let the children run a magnet back and forth through the sand. The black sand grains that stick to the magnet are a black iron oxide called magnetite.

Curriculum Area: Learning and Problem Solving (observes objects and events with curiosity, explores cause and effect)

Appropriate Age Group: 4 and up