We have been busy little beavers learning our location in the whole wide world. I realized how important this was when I told the students to put a craft we had made on the United States map carpet to dry. A student asked where Antatrica was because he wanted to put his Tacky there. I might have cringed a bit before I explained. And then I changed all my Social Studies plans to fit in this little gem from all over the web.
First I read the book Me on the Map by Joan Sweeney. It is the perfect intro for this unit.
I found this fantastic power point to go along with the book and was able to introduce looking at the context clues and the beginning letters to find unknown words. I did not create the power point- I am not sure of the author. If you know the author, please let me know so I can add it!
I was inspired by this pin from Pinterest
This was originally created by Jenn at Finally in First.
I decided to do the same thing. The only thing I have added to this project is that I made templates.
I made a Power point that is an example of what should be on each circle
And this Power Point is all the templates. I am so bad. I simply cut and pasted the maps from all over the internet. I didn't think to cite. Whoops. I copied the circles on different colors of construction paper. Students drew a picture of their town and house on index cards.
I was just about to take a close up of one of my student's work, but the camera died. Here is a wide shot of several of them out in the hall.
Hope all is well in your little corner of the world!