Hi friends! I am so excited to chat with you today about a swap meet exchange that was hosted byand
to swap a product and test it out in my classroom. If you don't know who Kayse is you MUST check out her You Tube tutorials! She is soo super talented in that area! You can check them out HERE!
After spending a few hours looking her Teachers Pay Teachers Shop I came across a map skills set that I knew would help me teach this concept in my classroom!
(Click on the cover to see it her store)
The first topic we covered is what is the difference between a map and a globe. We looked at the two and made an anchor chart to show the differences. Of course I forgot to take a picture of that...oh well
We then got this sorting activity from Kayse's packet and got to right work on it. Students need to sort the pictures into their interactive notebooks. I used this as an assessment to see if they understood the differences.
First you have to color! Everything is better with colors. ;)
As you can see they came up with a few different ways to sort the pictures.
We then talked about maps and the symbols they have on them. When I told the kids they were going to be creating their own maps there was lots of cheering. They were so excited to become map makers!
Some students started with roads while others began with coloring their symbols.
This step took a few days to complete because as we all know there is never enough time! Here are some of the finished maps
They shared their maps in small groups and talked about where they placed their symbols. I was super impressed with how the maps turned out!
There were even MORE activities in her pack that went over Continents but, that standard is covered more in First Grade. If we ever have some time I would definitely go back and add them to their notebooks.
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Hop over to the next blog to check out what Kayse picked from my shop.