Monday, March 31, 2014

Where I Live: Me on the Map ~ Poppins Book Nook


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 Me on the map  (Juliette’s Drawings –  4 years old)

For their room, our house, our street, and our town the girls illustrated their own pictures. 

IMG_3002 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. 

Me on Map Collage 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.

Emilys Me on the Map

(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!!

 Mother with children read book

Check out these other creative blogs to find more “Where in the World” themed books and activities

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Emma @ Our Whimsical Days said...

I like that book activity idea. It can be hard for adults to understand our place in the big world; for kids it's nearly incomprehensible! This is a great way to show them in a visual way!

Lauren said...

Wow, your 4 year old is a great artist!

Michelle said...

Thank you very much!!

Leah Courtney said...

I like the books that start with where the child lives and expand out from there to teach geography.

Anonymous said...

I keep thinking that this is an activity that I need to do with my children as they often have difficulty relating to the concepts of where in the world they actually are :-)


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