Sunday, October 25, 2009

Map Reading

On my way back from Illinois, I stopped by the Michigan Welcoming Center and picked up a map of Michigan for every child in the class. As a group we talked a little about the topography Michigan: that it has two main peninsula, along with several islands. The children discussed and showed each other places they had been, such as crossing the Mackinaw bridge. Some children played a "I Spy" type game in which they choose a popsicle stick with one of the pictures from the map key and tried to find the corresponding images on the map. They found hospitals, airports, elk, and rest areas, just to name a few.
Hope you continue to explore and play games with the map at home.

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