Teach about maps and mapping skills!
Introduce your children to mapping skills with this fun book based on by Joan Sweeney. The children "travel" page by page from their bedrooms, to their house, their street, their city or town, their state and country, and arrive at the planet Earth.
Your children will see their place in the world beginning from their bedrooms all the way to our planet Earth.
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How do I use this book in my classroom?
Your students can create their own copy of this book! Included are all the reproducible blackline masters, full directions, and a color photo page showing the completed pages of the book.
The children create a page a day, using the collage technique. The students follow directions to create the illustration out of construction paper. Included are the complete cutting directions for making circles and ovals from squares and rectangles by trimming off the corners. All you do is cut squares and rectangles on your paper cutter for the pages. The rest is up to the children! Very little teacher time for prepping and no patterns or tracers to create!
There is at least one word on each page for the students to write. We sound the word out together as a class and then the children can copy it from the board or try sounding it out themselves.
When we are finished with the book, we use it at our reading station in place of the published books from our reading program. The children love using their own books and take great pride in them!
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