The theme for this months Poppins Book Nook was “Where in the World” so we decided to read Where Do I Live? This is a great book that introduces children to geography while expanding on where they live. I thought it was great that it started with their room, then talked about their room being inside their house, which is on their street, which is in their town and so on. We have been working with both girls to teach them their address, but this book helped us to take that a step further.
For our project we made a Where I live booklet that was inspired by the Me on the Map post I had on Counting Coconuts. I decided to use stacked rectangles for our book, this is a fun technique I a have used to make different learning books with my students while I was teaching. We picked several locations for the girls to illustrate and add to their book.
(Juliette’s Drawings – 4 years old)
For their room, our house, our street, and our town the girls illustrated their own pictures.
I loved how Emily took her picture right to our front window so that she could see the houses across the street to add the correct details to her picture.
For our state, country and planet I printed out outline maps for them to cut out and paste into their books. They labeled these pictures and colored them in too.
(Emily’s Flip Book – 7 years old)
The girls worked really hard on their projects and I think they really learned a lot about where we live!!
Check out these other creative blogs to find more “Where in the World” themed books and activities
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