Your students will love drawing and writing about their own special place on the map. I have used this resource with my first grade students after reading the story, Me On the Map, by Joan Sweeney. Just print and staple the pages into a student book and you are ready to go! It usually takes several days to complete the entire project.
Table of Contents & Directions
Page 1 Book Cover
Children illustrate the cover with a picture of themselves in one of their favorite places.
Page 2: I live in a ____.
Children write the word “house, apartment, mobile home, “etc. and draw a picture of their home.
Page 3: My ___ is in a neighborhood.
Brainstorm key landmarks in your children's neighborhoods (the school, store, etc). Children write the same word as in the previous page, and draw a smaller picture of their home and the surrounding neighborhood.
Page 4: My neighborhood is in the city of ____.
After brainstorming ideas about, and landmarks in your city, (places to go, sports teams, the mall etc.) students write and draw a picture of their city.
Page 5: My city is in the state of ___.
Students color, cut and glue in an outline map of your state. Outline maps are available at 50states.com.
Page 6: My state is in this country. My country is named ___.
Students write “The United States of America”. They cut and glue in the map of the U.S. (included in this packet.) I have my kiddos only color our state, and leave the rest uncolored.
Page 7: The United States of America is on this continent. I live on the continent of ____.
Students write “North America’ and glue in the map of the continents. (Included in this packet.)
Page 8: North America is on this planet. I live on the planet named ___.
Students write “Earth” and glue in the map of Earth. (Included in this packet.)
Page 9: My special place on the map is right here!
Students draw a picture of themselves in their favorite place or in their bedroom.
Addresses the Common Core Standards W.K.8 and W.1.8
"With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question."
I hope you enjoy this resource!
Fantastic First Grade