Mrs. Gina’s first grade class at Brodhead Elementary was very excited about learning how to read and spell words with the /ar/ (arrrgh!) sound. They wrote words with the /ar/ sound on pirate hats and listened to a pirate story ready by our very own pirate principal, Capt. Derrick. After listening to the story, How I Became a Pirate, the class wrote their own stories about whether or not they would like to be a pirate.